I’m not quite finished my Christmas knitting for this year yet. I’m still finishing up the foot of the 2nd sock of the fair isle socks I’m making for my Mom. I had one sock finished by Christmas so I blocked it and then wrapped it up. The sock pattern is Lavender Basket by Ilga Leja and I’m knitting it up using 1 ball Zauberball (orange/red/purple) and 1 skein of Riverside Studio SW Merino Nylon Sock in Green.
I also knit up a cozy sweater for my Mom. The pattern I used Top Down Swing Coat #603is the by Deb Gemmell using 2.5 skeins of Cascade Yarns Eco+ in 2445 Shire (a pretty green). We saw a knitted sample at my LYS which my Mom really liked so I offered to knit it for her for Christmas if she picked out a colour. The pattern has an interesting construction and is nearly seamless. In fact, I’m thinking of knitting one for myself.
I also knit a shawl for my best friend and a shrug for each of her two daughters. For my best friend, I knit the Drift shawl by Tincan Knits using 2 skeins of Mineville Wool Project #3103 (DK weight) in a pretty teal colour that I bought at Gaspereau Valley Fibres on one of our yearly trips to Wolfville. I wanted to knit her a cozy shawl to use as a scarf.
For each of her girls, I knit a Lady Cornwall shrug using a skein of my Merino/Silk DK in Ocean Mist and Robin’s Egg. I ran slightly short on the larger shrug so I used some of the leftover yarn from the smaller shrug on the armhole edges.
I have created individual projects in Ravelry for these items and you can find more information and notes there. My Ravelry name is yvieknits.