The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

I won – This year I completed all my Christmas knitting in time and avoided having to wrap any half finished knitted gifts. What’s more I did so with an hour to spare! OK, it was Boxing Day, but it was done before our extended family arrived and no food was sacrificed in the completion of the knitted gifts so we were able to feed everyone as well. Compared to previous years this feels like … More The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

Nobody can see your feet: Christmas Knitting Pt 4

As nieces and nephews get older I keep getting reminded that they may not be so keen on knitted gifts from their aunt. Now, whilst I firmly believe they have fabulous taste and that my knits would meet any style criteria they may have, I thought perhaps I’d be on safer ground with socks for my teenage nieces. They live in an apartment with tile and wooden floors, so socks are at least useful. So we have … More Nobody can see your feet: Christmas Knitting Pt 4

New Years Knight

I’m still catching up with Christmas knitting reports but now for the finale – My Knight’s sweater. The plan here was to knit a sweater that would look like chain mail for my Knight enthusiast nephew. It seemed like a pretty straightforward plan until I got started with it. It started with choice of pattern – I struggled to find a garter stitch hooded sweater so I plumped for Atherton by Nancy Elizabeth Munro. Meanwhile I’d … More New Years Knight

Socks for Christmas: Christmas knits 5 and 6

It used to be a bit of joke in our family that if you couldn’t think of a present for my Dad, then socks were always useful. Each year my Dad would get a selection of socks, some serious, some jokey and there were certain relatives who could be depended on year after year to replenish his sock drawer. Well this year I became that relative. I did at least knit the socks and we … More Socks for Christmas: Christmas knits 5 and 6

Christmas Knits No.4 – Straightfoward Mittens indeed

My fourth Christmas knit is now completed. These are Mone Dräger’s aptly named Straightforward Mitts and they are exactly that. Just enough pattern not to be completely boring, but easy enough for car knitting as we made our way south for Christmas. Here’s one waiting at the Channel Tunnel Check in: The pattern is worked up the side of the hand and adds interest to both the back of the hand and the palm. The rib … More Christmas Knits No.4 – Straightfoward Mittens indeed