knitnana: Christmas Knitting & Such...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Knitting & Such...

I think this year, I probably outdid myself in handcrafted gifts. But I couldn't share most of them with you until tonight:

Friend Lynette, another knitter, had wanted a Posy to go with her Mavis that I'd made several months ago. This lovely sage leaf print fit the bill!
Then it's always important to make knitted hats - these are two results of the same pattern - the Seaman's Cap. These were made in WOTA Bulky (on the left) and Lion's Thick & Quick Chunky (on the right) Same sized needles - 10.5s. Interesting how they both came out, huh?
Last night, I realized that I was just a little short on gifts for DGS#3. While he's the youngest, and as such not entirely cognizant of what others might see as a slight, I decided I didn't want it to be that way. Besides he really really needed this! A very quick knit, I used Red Heart Kids Colors, double-stranded on size 13s. Just cast on 40 and knit in the round till I thought I had enough head length and then started decreasing evenly every other row. FAST! DD could not believe I knit it all last night...it's okay - she's just learning to knit. For her? Well, she'd never have managed a hat in one night at her level. But she will...probably sooner than she thinks - IF she puts her Christmas gifts from me to work soon - yes, Charmed Knits and a lot of knitting supplies...

Then, you watched a bit of this being knit and some of you guessed what it was, but for those of you still in the dark? I give you - TA DA -

Huggable Hedgehog #1
And HH #2
and HH #3

and (my personal favorite) HH #4

I couldn't resist making the one in pink and purple - but I don't have a little girl to gift it to, so it was presented to my next door neighbor's (and landlady's) granddaughter.

All four were well received...but I think number 1 is most appreciated by my DGS#3 - it's the smallest - I used only one strand of Lion Fun Fur for his hair and it really makes a difference in size. The littlest one was for the littlest boy. And he pronounced it "sleepable!" by promptly snuggling down on the floor with his blanket and hedgie.

No. I don't have a photo, I'm sorry. Things were a bit nuts today with three little boys running around, doncha know?

(The other three Hedgehogs used either one strand of Fun Fur and one of Sensations Cello, or two strands of Fun Fur - in all cases, held together with one strand of Paton's Classic Wool, and knit to the pattern, which is VERY cool and easy to follow).

Hope your holiday was delightful.

(And now, I've got a little more knitting to finish up before this coming weekend's second Christmas!)
(((hugs)))

12 Comments:

Blogger Opal said...

Wow. HH#4 came out great! I just love those colors!

Merry Christmas! :)

7:56 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Wow, you've been a knitting fiend Sallee! I love the day glow Hegde :)

I knew you were knitting Hedges but I never guessed FOUR!

8:39 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

What wonderful gifts you made! I love the Hedgies! : )

11:48 PM  
Blogger Tan said...

Darling!!!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Those hedgehogs are so cute! Great hats, too. Lucky recipients!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Margene said...

You did so much! I hope it was a lovely Holiday for you and yours.

8:50 AM  
Blogger kat said...

your hedgehogs are super cute & i love tat age leaf fabric

10:53 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Aw, those hedgies are adorable!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I am so delighted to finally get to see these, and I think grandson #3 gave you a great compliment there:) I am glad the gifts were all well-received!

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Dave Daniels of Cabin Cove said...

The pink Hedge is the best! It's one of those that you can't help but smile when looking at him/her. :)

9:21 AM  
Blogger Veggies.... said...

Well done Sallee!!! LOVE the tote, beautiful print and your work is great as usual!!!

1:03 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Hello there my friend,
I am so sorry that I have been caught up in Ravelry and work. I do manage to make it to some of the knitting meetups, but I promise to make more of an effort in blogging! Wish we could have been back in VA for Christmas, but the odds were against us. :(
Bunny hugs to you and your family!
=:8

9:27 PM  

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