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Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Present Making

I have a total of 14 Christmas gifts to make each year.  This is for various nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends, etc.  I usually start in August!

This year I have made a variety of hat and mitten sets (usually for the younger ones), 4 bags for the older girls, scarfs and a shawl.  I can't post pictures yet because some of the friends that I make presents for may look in here.

Late last year I bought 6 skeins of suede yarn on sale at $1.00 a piece.  I didn't know what I would do with it, but I knew I would find something.  This is what I have used to make the bags for the girls.  A little flower embellishment and they came out really cute.

I have the shawl to finish and a scarf to make and I'm all done.  I may have an additional couple of pairs of mittens to make, but I have time.  Oh, I forgot about the 2 Christmas Stockings I have to sew.  Yikes.

So how are your Christmas projects coming?


  1. I'd be fine if hadn't been inspired to add a zillion things to the list in September! I have only one gift from my original Christmas list yet to do. I've got a kid sweater and a half to go for the nephews. And I'm trying to finish up some quick hats and mittens for a charity knit-a-thon. Fortunately I've got several...um..six? pairs of socks in the bag.

  2. Okay. Having done a more thorough assessment of where I'm at....I'm behinder than I thought I was. Also insane. But not giving up on the list yet!

  3. Yeah, that happens. I wrote my list in August and have since had to add about 4 projects to it.

  4. I don't exactly mind knitting math... I'm an engineer in my work role, so unless I'm unusually brain dead, working with numbers is pretty natural for me. But for the socks, I wasn't hugely motivated to go down in needle size, as I need to get these finished and mailed!