Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Christmas gift goodies!

While Christmas is technically over for another year, I'm still relishing the peacefulness and good spirit that always comes with the season, and hoping the feeling lasts for at least a few days longer.

My family of four enjoyed a quiet day to ourselves and it was really great. This is the first year that my oldest son 'gets' the idea of Santa, so he was pretty excited this morning. I loved it! I'm also in love with the image of my little boys dressed in matching jammies. Too cute!

On the topic of gifts, this cute crocheted hat was another of the handmade goodies I made for gift giving to friends. It worked up fairly quickly and I liked how it turned out. The pattern was from Lion. Do read the reviews first if you try this one, since most of the reviewers found it a bit large if the directions are followed as presented.

I also whipped up a version of Georgie Hallam's "Paula's Scarfette" for my photo of mine, as I was still knitting literally ten minutes before the post office closed on the last pre-Christmas mailing day and I had to boogie to get there in time. Here is the sample photo from the pattern (another Ravelry freebie):

Georgie Hallam
Super easy, super cute -- and, important in this case -- fast to complete! I made my version with some yarn I had leftover from another project, a sort of smoky blue/grey shade. I'm happy with how it turned out. I also made another pair of fingerless gloves...they were going in the same box as my FIL's scarf, so another photoless project.

I have a family dinner to attend tomorrow, but if I have time in the evening, I'll post about another Christmas gift I gave out this year -- cute little growth charts for boys.

A bit late, but Merry Christmas!

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  1. Love the hat and scarf. I hope the people you gave them to do too.

  2. That crochet hat is amazing, it would look great on kids too. I am going to link your post over to my sister the knitter, she will be interested in that scarfette.

  3. Wow! you are really good at this! I wish I knew had to knit! I would love to be able to whip up goodies for my family! I bet they really appreciate having something handmade with love.

    Ps. Hope you enjoyed your muffins!

  4. Very cute. I love how the scarf has a slit in it.

  5. Lovely! The scarf is so cool!