I am always happy when I am able to Ginny for her wonderful Yarn Along.
I have just one small knitting project to finish up right now and am really feeling the need to start something new. I already have more cardigans planned, maybe pink ones for spring and summer birthdays, but those will have to wait until yarn can be purchased. For now I will try to think of something small and fun, maybe something with the girls. Ahh, that is a good idea...
So now I will finally show you finished pictures of a few of the handmade holiday gifts.
This is one set of the nesting bowls. These sure were neat to make. I was able to knit all the bowls in the evenings, and the wet felting was very enjoyable. Goodness I love wool!
And mittens for the girls, the first pairs I have ever knitted. Also very fun.
Since I knit both pairs from the same green yarn I decided to add a small bit of embroidery to each pair. These mittens have seen a lot of use already. Chloe's are even kind of muddy. Chessa's have come home from the horses covered in burrs.
And some hat/bonnet pictures. I plan on updating my ravelry page with notes on patterns, etc., but I've never really ever updated much of anything on my ravelry page, so who knows when I will really get around to it. The hat pattern though is called Pauline, and quite wonderful I think. I love how it covers the girls ears so well too. I may want to make these again in thicker yarns next winter.
I am happy to say that hats, mittens, and cardigans are worn almost everyday. I am so grateful that my girls love to wear their mama made clothing. It feels so good to be able to clothe them in handmade warmth.
I had been wanting to share this beautiful old book, in really great condition, that we found at the library book sale a few months ago. It makes me very happy. I just so happened to be in the picture, and rather than edit myself out I decided I could just leave it...
I do believe our winter wishes have been answered, winter seems to have finally wakened!
I wrote last year here about some of our other favorite winter books. (And if you asked about the winter book from my last post, you can see more of it there.)
(And this brings up the whole comments and questions thing again. I never know where/how best to answer. I would like to try to start responding more within the comments. I think I will try that...)
And finally I have picked up my poor neglected granny squares. I do not mind that I went three seasons without working on them. It was always meant to be that kind of project, most special for cozy winter days. It was nice to start working on them again, on a beautiful snowy day...
I wonder if you have any special winter handwork projects happening?