Now that Christmas is gone, I can show all the gifts I made but hesitated to blog about in the fear the recipient might read about it here! Nick's slippers were the first one, and here's the wine cozy.
It was a gift for my sister's husband, accompanied by a bottle of German organic white wine. He seemed to like it!
A while back I blogged about the failed Christmas present for Nick, which felted so badly I had to throw it away. Well, I knit it, or them, again, and felted them with much caution this time - and they worked out fine this time!
I'm playing with big stakes here - showing my Mum's Christmas present here. I'll just hope she won't look here before Christmas...
Well anyway here it is. The WIP has finally become an FO, and not without a decent amount of cursing and concidering whether to rip or not to rip - and most often decicing not to rip, because with the lace pattern I would be very likely to make more mistakes when picking the stitches back on the needle after ripping the original mistake.
For the hat, I CO 104 stitches and made the hat with 3,5mm dpns. The hat is ca 18 cm long - I made the first version too short, had to rip back to knit more rows. The mitts were made 100% according to the instructions.
So, I actually knit even more mitts! I had promised Ompelukerho to knit some fingerless mitts for their Christmas sale too, so I did, even though I couldn't really see let alone make another mitten. But now they're done, and I really really will knit something else now!
I feel like a good person sometimes, especially when I've been working on my charity knitting. Last weekend I finished another pair of preemie socks (that makes 4 pairs altogehter) for the ongoing charity and some mice to be sold for the benefit of the local animal shelter "Tierheim Essen" They now just need to be felted and filled with a jingle bell and some stuffing.
So, for the Sukkasato knitalong there's finally something finished to show in - the children's lace socks (which I call Pretty socks - you can see what I mean) plus a teeny weeny pair of preemie socks for the German ongoing charity project at www.fruehchenstricken.de. I have to say that ball of Regia has been plentiful - three pairs of socks from one ball!
Next, some things I'm working on for Christmas and birthday presents for my family. So if you are family - don't look!