December was a whirlwind of knitting and crafting. I entirely lost track of all the projects, and unfortunately, many of them slipped through my fingers without being photographed. But they all were finished, blocked, boxed, and gifted. Most were received with heaps of enthusiasm, which is always both gratifying and surprising. I’m embarassed to say this, but homemade gifts were… looked down upon when I was little. But, both times and people change and I’m happy for the opportunity to make things for people who love and use them.
P’s Sweater. It’s an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern (Saddle-shouldered) with Kn*itpicks Tweed (70% merino wool, 20% alpaca, 10% acrylic). If the sleeves hadn’t been too long for me, I may very well have kept it. It’s so soft and cozy.
P’s hat. This fall, when I asked him if he wanted a new hat, he said yes. I was pleasantly surprised when he asked for a hat that was red and cabled! He typically asks for things that are plain and grey (or black). It’s a lovely splash of excitement to his wardrobe! It’s this hat knit up in a merino wool.
This cute little bunny is knit up in a merino wool for a friend’s baby, due in early January. It’ll soon be gifted with the blanket below.
I do love this baby blanket. So simple yet so beautiful.
And here is where I’ll sheepishly admit I didn’t get photos of the two mohawk hats I knit for my nephews, the two princess hats (and wands) I made for my nieces, the cute little bear hat for another niece… I do have a few more items around the house I can still photograph, so I’ll be back for another round soon.