The Christmas handmade crafts are (finally) over. Thanks goodness. It was a lot of fun to commit to handmade for the holidays, but boy oh boy, it was a lot of work. I didn’t get to everything on my list, but I am very happy with the things I did get finished.
After all that, I don’t have any photos of the recipients with their gifts. Bleh, always a day late and a dollar short in this house.
Dear family – please snap a photo of you and your hand made gift and send the pics to me. Pretty please? I’ll crop your face out if you don’t want it to be on the blog. Thanks!
I can at least share a run down of what I worked on:
* Foliage for my brother, made with DELICIOUS Malabrigo merino worsted in Azul Profundo (my Ravelry page on this project)
* Thuja socks for my dad, made with Colinette Cadenza (a new find and I love it!)
* My So Called Scarf for my step-mom, made with recycled yarn from a sweater she gave me that never quite fit (her or me) right
* Embroidered felt ornaments for my mother-in-law and father-in-law, made from some of this felt
I did get a quick photo of Mr. Hipp wearing my brother’s Foliage before it was gifted. He liked it so much, he asked for a Koolhaas out of the same yarn, but we’ll see what happens with that. Mr. Hipp is a patient man. He can be patient a little longer.
I knew I couldn’t hand make something for everyone on my list, so I turned to Etsy. This amazing motorcycle passport holder went to one (future) sister-in-law and this cute owl tote went to the other sister-in-law. Etsy is freaking great. I am so going to use it again next Christmas.
My poor mom is still waiting on her Guilt Socks and some newly requested fingerless mitts (perhaps a solid color version of these?). She even bought me the Cascade 200 over Thanksgiving for the mitts. *Sigh* I just couldn’t get the mojo going for these projects. She ended up with not one hand made gift this Christmas. Bad Mrs. Hipp. Mom – your birthday is coming up so don’t despair!
In the meantime, I have been distracting myself from my responsibilities (knitterly and otherwise) with a different project for Mr. Hipp.
A bulky version of Cobblestone (Ravelry link) by brooklyntweed (aka Jared Flood). Does this yarn look familiar? It’s the Reynolds Lopi I bought seven years ago to make a sweater for Mr. Hipp. That sad thing was frogged earlier this year and is now bring revived into a Cobblestone. Let’s hope its second incarnation is a happier one.
Happy 2008 everyone!