30 December, 2008

Christmas Knitting in Review—Part One

I have one word for Christmas knitting this year—disastrous! Two projects were finished on time and wrapped. One project was wrapped unfinished. And—get this—I still have five other projects that aren't even on the needles yet. That doesn't take into account ongoing birthday knitting.

What the hell was I thinking?

This will not happen next year. No knitted goods for Christmas. You scoff, I know, but I will not fall victim to this December craziness again! I have a new plan... knitted goods only for birthdays. See, this way, they are spread out over the year.

Anyway, on to the Christmas knits! The first project and probably most well-executed was a hat and mittens for Small Child 2.

Trying to get pictures of her modeling the mittens was difficult, to say the least.

Okay, hold the mittens a little closer this time.

Okay, not so close to the camera, closer to you.

Okay, now stop moving!

There... great cheesy smile!

Small Child 1 was willing to model the hat for me out-of-doors, in proper light.

Small Child 1 may have a future in modeling handknits!

Berroco Comfort in Rosebud, Pretty Pink, Ivory, and Cornflower

Mittens—Size 6, 4 mm
Hat—Size 7, 4.5 mm

Mittens—Basic Mitten Pattern, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd
Hat—Scrap-happy Celebration Hat by Cosette Cornelius-Bates

1 comment:

Ria said...

I decided the same thing! Only my mom and my daughter get handknits for Christmas - everyone else has to wait until their birthdays ( and my daughter get's none for her birthday - it's the beginning of January!)

gorgeous models!