Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's coming.....

Oh mu goodness!!! It's almost time for Christmas and I am nearly ready! All the knits for my brother and his family are offically done and I'm just working on some things for my parents now!

Here is my brother's Thorpe Hat. Malabrigo Chunky in Blue with Malabrigo Worsted doubled in Deep Earth.

This hat is for Lila. I was feeling like the ones I had knit up were going to be way to big for Lila, so I made a smaller one with just 48 stitches. I love this pattern!

Here is the family of Thorpe's! The dark green one can be used for next year for the girls (maybe!)

This is a Foilage hat and the Dolores Park Cowl for my SIL. She is very in to pink and I think this hat will let her keep her hat looking good to! And not to mention, it's SO warm! I wore it one day at work because it was freezing! It's just perfect!

I finally finished the Clappie! It took awhile, but it looks so good and I can't wait to gift it to my cousin! I know she will like it! I'm thinking I can trade it for a haircut ;)

So, a few more things knocked off the Christmas knitting list! I will do a finished tally after the holidays! I have added a few more things and taken some things away to make for a later time when I have the yarn!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Here is an update on the Christmas Knits list...

1. Thorpe for Brother- Blue Malabrigo bulky
2. Thorpe for Dad- Green and Gold
3. Thorpe for Niece A- Dream in Color Fatty, Happy Forest, trim in Malabrigo chunky in hollyhock (Finished)
4. Thorpe for Niece L-Malabrigo chunky, Hollyhock, trim Dream in Color Fatty, Happy Forest
5. Foliage for SIL- Pink Frost Chunky Malabrigo (Started 12/3/08 and done with the first section)
6. Koolhaas for Brother- Malabrigo Olive green (Started...)
7. Scruncable Scarf for Cousin's Husband- Berroco Comfort (Started)
8. Basic Hat for Cousin's Husband- Berroco Comfort
9. Purple Socks for Mom- Lorna's Laces (3/4 done with 1 sock)
10. Basic Hat for Brother- Berroco Comfort
11. Unoriginal Hat for SIL- Pink Frost Malabrigo Chunky
12. Annual Scarf for Mom- ??
13. Toasty for housemate- Sunny Lime Green Malabrigo (1 mitt done, 1 1/3 of the way)
14. Toasty for Cousin A- Sunny Lime Green Malabrigo
15. Clappotis for Cousin A- Knit Picks Gossamer (just need to weave in the ends)
16. WVU scarf for best friend- blue and gold Berroco Comfort
17. WVU Scarf for best friend's GF- blue and gold Berroco Comfort

18. WVU Hat for best friend- blue and gold Berroco Comfort
19. WVU Hat for best friend's GF- blue and gold Berroco Comfort
20. February Baby Sweater for Niece A- ??
21. February Baby Sweater for Niece L- ??

I will see my best friend and his GF this weekend to give one of the scarf. I am going to see their reaction to it and see if they want another scarf and the hats I have planned! I really like the WVU scarf and I think they will reall enjoy it as well. I have a feeling I will be making more :)
Also, I test knit a pattern called Nati for Dimanche (Rav link) and needed get it finished before I continued the Christmas knitting! I LOVE this pattern. It's for beginning knitters and it's so easy! I did mess up the garter rows for the arms by missing stitches and stuff, so I ripped back to the start of the arms and re-knit them over the Thanksgiving Holiday. It took a little bit of time, but I finished it up at the DBF's family Thanksgiving.

Last night, I finished up a Thorpe for my brother. It's so nice and super warm! I think I will be knitting more of them, besides the ones on my Christmas knit list!

More photos to come... The thorpe and a sweater photo shoot too :) If I can convince the DBF this weekend. :)