Thursday, December 25, 2008

Oh Christmas Gifts, Oh Christmas Gifts, They Are (Almost) All Finished!

Christmas... it's here!

I'm not a religious person, but I love Christmas. To me, Christmas represents the season of warm and metallic colors, twinkling lights, presents under the tree, stockings and Santa, snowflakes, parties and feasts... and homemade gifts.

This year, I decided to be realistic and only commit to 4 knit gifts:
1) Sister B
2) Sister C
3) Mom
4) Dude* (pending)

(I sewed a few items here and there, but those didn't require months of planning).

The sisters will get Monkeys, while I finally finished blocking this for mom!

Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen

I searched for something not too difficult, not too large, not too frilly/girly, but still looked darn fine!
I used 2 strands of the Elann Peruvian Baby Lace Merino.

The beauty of Ravelry saved me from hours of trial and error for this project. I didn't like the original edging and wanted peaks instead. Luckily, a few Ravelers already made similar modifications with success!
Meanwhile, the dude also gets something. Although I didn't finish it in time for Christmas, it will be a surpise for his birthday (which is in a few weeks). Since he might read my blog, what I will say is that it used up 9 skeins of Rowan Big Wool - my favorite yarn for my favorite dude. :)


Little Arrowhead Shawl - 1 skein of Elann Peruvian Baby Lace Merino in Irish Moss (50g/600m) @ 4.0mm
Dude Surprise - 9 skeins of Rowan Big Wool (100g/80m) @ 10.0/12.0mm


Agnes said...

All the Monkeys are beautiful! I'm sure the sisters are happy.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Susan said...

That shawl is absolutely stunning. I am sure your mom loved it!

I did the mittens thing = made everyone mittens out of recycled wool sweaters.