Wednesday, December 27, 2006

You don't need to see these gifts....

These are not the droids you are looking for....Move along...

If you are my sister do not read this post......until after New Years.

For the rest of you.....

I present the hat:
(edited to add: I finally got a picture that's not fuzzy. It's not 100% clear, but better)

I love this little hat.

It took me forever to knit, but it was a nice learning experience.

It was my first colour work, stranding work, knitting with 2 hands, following a chart, big project.

But nice and simple given that you only use 2 colours per row. I love the little band for the lining. When I steam blocked the flap down It was such fun! I love how wool just relaxes and does what you want it to do.

I would knit this again! Thanks Carolyn.

And by special request, I present the wheel:

and neat little gear thing-y

It's obviously not finished as hubby ran out of time. He only bought the tools a week before Christmas and then caught the stomach virus, so I'm not surprised.

Neat little holes for decoration:

And more Christmas knitting:

Patons SWS in Natural Plum. I love these colours. The pictures don't do it justice--they are a very rich jewel tones.

This is going to be a Booga Bag for my sister. This time I am going to use 3 balls, as I learned my lesson from last time.

I know this is a quick knit, that's why I haven't started before now. I just plain old ran out of time.

Remind me to start November 1st next year, OK?


Tammy said...

Love the R2-D2 beanie! Great work.

We also share a traditional family Christmas illness. This year it was just a bad head cold... no fevers so we felt lucky!

Hope you feel better soon.


The beanie is fabulous!! I absolutely love it.

And your wheel is lovely. Can't wait to see it finished.

Kevin said...

Sorry to hear about your stomach stuff! Wanted to write and congratulate Andrew on the spinning whell - it looks great. Such talent. Have a great new year!