Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Knitted Gifts

The holiday season is whipping up quite quickly!  This year as always......good intentions and  a fair bit of follow through.  I did manage a few knitting projects to pass on to unsuspecting friends and neighbours.  I've been waiting patiently for a special holiday knitting edition from Interweave Press to show up at my local magazine shop this year....but finally gave up.  Instead, I searched the internet to find which knitting books were new and interesting looking and then......I did a search for them in my local library.  I was pleased to find that they had what I was looking for and went to check them out.  One of my favourite finds this year has been Joelle Hoverson's 'More Last Minutes Gifts'.  The patterns were nicely organized into the time required to compete each project.  I found myself making two projects from the easy 2X2 rib hat (made three of them) , and some adorable pointy elf hats in pretty pinks and cream as well (made 5 of them...almost addictive).  In all I've made 10 hats in the last little while!  Oh and also as you can see in the photo above....I made the Hermione Cable Hat from the Charmed Knits Book.  Next I'm going to try the sock pattern from More Last Minute looks straight forward.....and a nice little project for the airplane......and as well I'm working on a little sweater for my son.....hopefully finished before Christmas.
If you are looking to make some last minute knitted gifts....see if you can find 'More Last Minute Gifts' in your library or book store....but if that's not possible here are some links to some free patterns that are quick and my opinion.

1 comment:

lindy said...

Hey how is New Zealand? Missing you here. Having a couple grantinis. I have a skype account so call me.