Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas gift knitting

Rewind back to October and more specifically my first Crafty Christmas Club post of the year. My Christmas gift-making plans were predominantly of the sewing variety and I had pretty much discounted any knitting because I didn't think I'd be skilled enough in time. Ironically, unforeseen circumstances scuppered my sewing plans and instead, the gifts I have managed to complete have all been knitted!

Taking up knitting was one of the best things I did this year and I'm delighted (not in a big-headed way) at my own progress. I would love to tackle something more ambitious soon, but this is a good start, no?

I made this shrug for my mum using a Sirdar pattern and the MOST BEAUTIFUL yarn ever! It was pricey, but look at all the wonderful colours and the texture! Interestingly, this yarn came unravelled and I had to twist it into a ball before starting.


Another one of the snoods made world-famous by Karen. This one's for a friend and I made it using Sirdar's Big Softie yarn and this free pattern.


A sparkly scarf for another friend, using this lovely free pattern from ravelry. I love the graduated colours of this yarn and the interesting ribbed effect the pattern produces.



And finally, a gift for myself! This was made with the same pattern and yarn as the snood above, but I used moss stitch instead of stockinette. You can see my first ever snood here.


I did also experiment with a batch or two of edible gifts, but they were most definitely a fail. So maybe I can revisit that idea next year!

I can't believe it's just one more sleep until Christmas, hope you all have some excellent plans lined up!

9 comments:

  1. Well done on your Christmas knitting! That Sirdar yarn is gorgeous in particular x

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  2. Marie, these are all so dreamy. I love them all.

    Hope you and your family have a very happy holiday!

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  3. Wow, you've surpassed yourself Marie and you're quite right to be delighted. Have a wonderful Christmas. x

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  4. well done Marie! your knitting is really fab!
    I love the colours in the purple scarf too.

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  5. They look great Marie, I especially love the sparkly scarf! Your knitted makes are awesome, I can't beleive you have only been knitting for a few months. Good stuff! :)

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  6. I'm loving the yarn you've chosen - they are beautiful! And well done for getting to the point that you are giving what you knit (when just a few weeks ago it seems you were learning!) What an achievement. Hope you have a great Christmas & looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2012!

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  7. Wow Marie, you are killing it! I'd be absolutely rapt to get any of these things. This must be getting you some serious brownie points. And puh-lease, get big-headed. These amazing creations are worth it!

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  8. Your knitting is beautiful! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Sam xox

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