For Christmas I gave as gifts a few of my knitted items. I have gotten a few pictures back from the people I gave them to & I wanted to share them with you. It really makes me so happy to see them wearing the items I’ve made! They have no idea how happy! LOL
Here is my beautiful cousin wearing her headband. She sent me the picture & said she absolutely loves it!!! She lives in Chicago.
And here is her daughter on Christmas day wearing the hat I made her. Isn’t she adorable!!
I also gave my cousin the first pair of comfy socks that I made. She said she loves them & they are sooo warm! They were knitted with Alpaca yarn. (note the temp on the TV screen LOL)
Isn’t that awesome!!! Don’t you just love seeing your loved ones wearing knitted items you’ve made!!!
On another note, this week is my last week before I go back to work! Yes I’ve been cleared to go back!! So I was very busy doing a few house cleaning things that I have been wanting to do for a very long time. I wanted to organize all my patterns that I have printed. (some that I’ve already made & some that I plan to make in the future)
I also decided to tackle all of the needles that I have & the ones I inherited from my mom. I’ve been wanting to combine all of them, so I took one afternoon and did just that! Here are some before & after pics:
These are double points & circular needles.
Yes those are Bass Pro Shop bags. LOL My mom and I discovered that they had the best bags to hold circular needles. LOL My husband laughter when we came home with them, apparently they supposed to be used for fishing stuff…. hooks & that kind of thing, but they are perfect for what we wanted! LOL
As I was organizing I found these double point needles that my mom had. I have no idea how old they are but yes, that does say .99!! LOL And I’ve never heard of the brand Marcia Lynn, have you? And they are so long! 10″!! I love finding these “vintage” things that my mom had!
I also found this:
And this week I also finished the Rib-a Roni hat I was working on. Not sure how I feel about the hat. It’s just meh….. I didn’t have “fun” knitting it…. and I’m not sure I like the way it came out. When you are not wearing it, it just looks like a stockinette stitch hat. But then when you put it on you can see the ribbing. But I’m just not feeling this hat so not sure what I will do with it. For now it will live in my FO bin.
I also finished Katie’s hat. She had requested the Dapperly Dashing hat, which BTW has become a very popular hat!!! I have 2 more of these to make!! But to be honest, I’m kind of tired of knitting hats!! I want to finish the sock I started before the holidays & I also want to start a sweater!!!
I’ve made a few knitting resolutions!! I want to knit a sweater this year (and it will probably take me the whole year to do!!) And I want to learn how to crochet!!! So once I finish these 2 hats I will start working on my sweater!!!
I know this has been a long & photo intense blog!!! Hopefully next week I will get back into my routine!!
Happy New Year all!!!! 2014 is going to be a great year!!!