Monday, January 02, 2006

More Madness...

The last gift I finished (I had planned to make a different hat/scarf for the sis-in-law, but a fever of over 103 for 2 days nixed that getting done!) was for my mom. I started this project in August and finished at the Stitch 'n Bitch 3 weeks before Christmas. It's an afghan from a book called "Thick and Quick Afghans". It may be thick, but 4 months to complete isn't all that quick to me! It's made with Homespun in Mediterranean/Rococo/Ranch and Chenille Quick and Thick Basil. The Ranch was a real tough find. I purchased 2 of the needed 3 skeins at the only local place I could find to get it - JoAnn's. And it was 3 months before they had more of that color in. But luckily, it was the same dye lot!!! By the time I found it at JoAnn's again, I had realized that "duh, I should order it online!!" and I made one last stop at JoAnn's before planning on going home that night to order it online, and they finally had it!! woohoo!

(My mom enjoying her new throw!)

Christmas Madness

Now that the holidays are over, I can FINALLY post some pictures of the items I made to give out as presents!

First, this is the hat and scarf I made for my cousin, Melissa. She said she loved it and planned to wear it walking around on New Year's Eve with her "boy"...

This was made with Lion Brand "Incredible" in the color Copper Penny, and Lion Fun Fur in Copper. I found the pattern in a book called "More Easy Accessories". I felt that the coppery colors would look better with her coloring than the rainbow-y colors used in the original pattern.

The hat and scarf set I made for my sister-in-law was from a free pattern from Michael's, pattern for the hat is here and the pattern for the scarf is here. I used Moonlight Mohair in Tundra and the Trellis I used was in the color "Night Life", because she LOVES black and I thought that would suit her much better than the brown hues that were used in the pattern. won't let me add more photos to this post, so the final gift photos will have to wait til the next post!

Hope everyone had a happy holiday season!