On this last Yarn Along Wednesday before Christmas I have finished the few knitted items I am gifting.
The scarf for my son's girlfriend was washed and blocked and is ready to be wrapped. I really like the way it feels -- warm and thick and not a bit itchy. I plan to make one for myself but I think I'll leave the stripes for the young crowd. Again, I used a k1p1 pattern and Knit Picks DK Gloss in Black and Peapod.
This hat was a huge hit when I made one for my nephew last year. This year Doug's nephew is receiving one -- with a $20 tassel, what teen wouldn't love it? The pattern is The Thorpe -- I love knitting this hat -- in Lion Brand Wool Ease Pines Print and Knit Picks Swish Worsted Yarn in Squirrel Heather. I have another of these hats on needles for my uncle, except he doesn't get the tassel. ;-)
I plan to get into this book after Christmas and I suspect it's a really fast read so I'll be done with it by the New Year.
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