Sunday, December 28, 2008

post-christmas update

The handknit Christmas gift were a hit! BOTH pairs of socks fit (miracle) and both sisters loved the cowls. When my sister opened the Tapestry Cowl, she was initially disappointed...because she didn't think it was handknit. Which is, of course, the very BEST compliment. :)

During my various Christmas family gatherings I found a little time to knit and actually finished the Spiral Cowl for myself. It was a quick, easy, enjoyable knit; just what I needed after my Christmas knitting mania. It's intentionally knit a bit on the larger side, so that it can either be worn loose or gathered and buttoned around your neck. Luckily, I had one leather button leftover from the Chevron Cowl. I used 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in Oceanic Mix on size 6 needles. And I just love a picot edge.

Just a couple more pics on Flickr.


Blogger 3goodrats said...

Your spiral cowl is beautiful! I love that it can be gathered and buttoned. I have just queued it!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

That came out beautiful. The socks look great too!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Those socks look so perfectly warm and cozy! Isn't it a delight when handknits receive such a warm welcome? Love the color of the ultra alpaca cowl -- I'm so bummed that I'm allergic to alpaca.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous martha in california said...

The socks look great! I really like the cowl and your nose ring, very edgy.
Thanks for sharing all your stories and photos. I love popping in to see the latest on here and your etsy shop.
Happy New Year!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

The gifts are fantastic! Happy holidays to you!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Your Christmas knits are stunning!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome that your sis didn't think the cowl was handknit! That is a nice compliment! I love the spiral cowl and the way it can be buttoned. After all those gifts, you deserve something for yourself

10:03 PM  
Blogger Ella said...

That is a fantastic color on you. The socks look great, and kick-ass on that compliment from your sister! Gotta love that.

Happy new year!

2:55 PM  

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