Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Minute Gifts

I've been knitting up a storm trying to get some last minute gifts finished. That together with the baking has been a bit stressful. Next Tuesday weather permitting we get on a plane for Calgary to spend Christmas with the offspring and family. There are two snowstorms predicted, one tomorrow and another for Monday. Keep your fingers crossed.

Meanwhile a couple of neck warmers of nice undyed merino. A really quick knit where you can pretty much use any stitch pattern you like as long as you have around 90 or so stitches. Knit in the round one has decorative buttons just for a change of pace.

This hat and neck warmer is from the yarn I dyed and I have fingerless gloves to go with them. I'm not sure who is getting these yet but I'll figure it out.

I want to wish all my knitter friends and families a very Merry Christmas or happy whichever holiday you celebrate. Be with family and friends and hold each other tight. It is the most important thing in this volatile world we live in.

As always when we travel I wont be blogging here but you can always keep up with what were doing on my other blog...



Blogger Brenda said...

Whoever will be getting these will love them. I really like the neck warmer, and the hand dyed yarn. Hope your weather won't be too bad. Have a Great Christmas!!!!

December 18, 2008 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Wow Rositta- they're beautiful! I love the natural merino pieces. I bought a skein from that farm on Martha's Vineyard. How many inches around since I've probably got a heavier gauge yarn? I adore those buttons!

You have a safe and happy holiday season too. I hope you're able to get out of house with all the snow!

December 19, 2008 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Hi Brenda, one went to my cleaning lady and the other one goes to my neighbour who always takes care of our house and plants when we travel.
Rudee, I did them 18" round so for this yarn I used 90 stitches (it's 20 st to 4 inches). Same for the blue as it's the same yarn just dyed. It's blizzarding here today pretty bad. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Tuesday...

December 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Rocky Moreno said...

Pretty cowl.

January 13, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

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