The Christmas crafting is nearly done. I have just 2 things left and 5 days to work with, so I'm feeling good. Lots of pictures to show you.
First, Olga II is complete. These are meant to look like Russian nesting dolls. A third one would have been cool, but I just ran out of mailing days 'til Christmas.
I made two fleece pillows. No pattern for these; I just bought pillow forms and covered them a la fleece no-sew blankets. The hearts were patched together and then sewn on with blanket stitch. I hope the little girls they are heading to will like them.
In a fit of madness, I decided to knit my nephew socks for Christmas. He has always been a very enthusiastic recipient and I'm a sucker for any kid that will wear what I knit them. Problem is, he is growing like a weed and is now wearing men's size 13 shoes! That's a lot of sock.I had a great ball of Comfort sock yarn - the colors are really cool. I used size 4's to speed things up and made standard cuff-down stockinette socks. Many inches later, they were done. Whew!
My latest FO is a slouchy hat for M. Tatamy tweed cotton/acrylic blend, size 9 needles. The lace pattern was easy to memorize and the hat was done in 2 days. Pattern is here.
It is currently blocking over a plate like a tam, for maximum slouch.
My nephew is an Oregon fan, so I made him a scarf in the school colors. I was pleasantly surprised that the plaid toned down the yellow a little. Oregon will be playing Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, so my nephew can wear this while watching the Buckeyes kick some Duck butt!! (He doesn't read my blog, but I still feel compelled to trash-talk. I'm clearly not right.)
There are a couple more goodies that I made, but they are super secret for now. Pictures after Christmas as long as I don't forget to take them before wrapping! (Been there, done that.)
I seriously doubt I'll post again before Friday, so let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas. Hope you get all the chocolate and yarn your little hearts desire.