Belated Christmas Knitting

Posted on January 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Belated Christmas Knitting

margaret's hourglass throwI have almost finished knitting my planned Christmas (belated now) gifts for my friend B. and her family. I have finished and blocked the lap blanklets for her two daughters. I used the Hourglass Throw pattern by Anne Hanson for each but I knit it with my BFL DK as I wanted something a bit smaller. Madeline's ThrowI used 4 skeins with 1 less repeat wide for the orange one (colourway – Orange Julius) for the younger girl. I used 5 skeins for the purple/blue one (colourway – Huckleberry) and did the number of repeats stated in the pattern for the older girl which resulted in a wider blanklet but only slighter longer in length. This is a fun pattern to knit and I love how it looks after blocking (see closeup picture at the top on the left).

I also finished the Jane Bennet socks for B.’s Mom using my Merino Fingering in my Blue Haze colourway. Betty' socksI love how the twisted stitch pattern looks using this yarn with its tight twist. My sparkly sock yarn has the same tight twist.

I just need to finish the Kandahar socks for B. and I can mail the parcel off to my friend hopefully before the end of January. Here is a in-progress picture of the first sock so far. I am using my Cash Sock yarn in the Stormy colourway. barb's sock - in progress

My note to myself is that this year, I need to start my Christmas knitting a lot earlier.

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