Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Fun

I had hoped to have a "Merry Christmas" post before Christmas but we were so busy that I didn't get a chance. So, Merry Christmas a little late...I hope your Christmas day was wonderful!

We had a nice Christmas and we enjoyed rainy, blustery weather...a fun change to our usual sunny Christmas days. We have a potted, live Christmas tree this year (mmmm...it smells so good!) and we placed it into a half wine barrel. I didn't get a good picture of it but it looks really cute. We also have a large palm tree in our living room that we like to deck out for the holidays...


Now that most of the gifts have been given out, I can post some of the things I made for gifts. Here are some of the many dishcloths I made...


I gave them away in pairs, tied with a ribbon and a bow. They looked so cute in these little boxes that I found. They were the perfect size. Everyone seemed to enjoy receiving them.


I spun some yarn, Navajo plied it, and knitted a hat for hubby. I love the color. It's called "Denim". Hubby loved it and wore it most of the day yesterday. He had to take it off a few times because it's so warm. That was inside. So, it'll be perfect for cold weather fun like skiing! I haven't gotten a good picture of him with it on yet but I'm anxious to post. So, here it is (folded) sitting on one of our Bird of Paradise plants in the sun...


My daughter loved the red fingerless gloves I made recently. So, I made a pair for her in black. Perfect to go with her new black coat. She was so surprised and loves them. She immediately put them on and has been wearing them a lot. She can even play her harp with them on. :-)


A last minute gift was this yummy, soft, red scarf for my mother-in-law. It's a simple 1x1 rib. It's so soft and pretty. She loves it! Yay! When I was swatching and figuring out how I wanted to make this, I decided on size 11 needles. However, I only have circulars, metal (cold, long, and noisy), and dpn's in that size. I started out on the metal ones but quickly switched to using two of the dpn's. Then, I added these cute little point protectors and turned them into short needles! So fun!!! They worked great!


These are some of the gifts I made this year. I still have a few other things that I can't post because the gifts haven't been recieved yet. I was happy to see that everyone enjoyed what I made. And, I even heard stories about gifts from previous years that they are still enjoying. That was a nice surprise! That makes gift knitting even more fun.

We can't forget the dog! She had a merry Christmas too! My daughter made her some gifts (she decided not to give the beautiful needle felted ball to the dog). The dog likes the gifts but it's a toss up of which was more fun...the gifts, or the wrapping paper...

2 comments:

Judy said...

WOW! I loved this post Cheryl. I am so glad everyone enjoyed your gifts. Can't wait till the next and a pic of your hubby with the hat.

Sel and Poivre said...

Wow what a productive (and fun) pre Christmas season you had! The boxes for those wash cloths are so perfect! That pic of Salsa reminds me of the Cocker Spaniel we had when I was a kid - he so loved the rip the wrap!

BTW from here in cold, white Canada that shot of your husband's hat basking in the sun looks very appealing indeed!