It’s time for my annual Knitmas post. This will be a run-down of what I made and gave as well as what was made for and given to me. Be prepared to see some beautiful things.
The main handmade item is a cowl. I used two super chunky wools to knit this in the round. The outcome is squishy yet firm. Very nice to wear on a windy day.
A Christmas ornament of carved wood.
Fixed circular knitting needles in 2.25mm with an 80cm cord. This was on her wish list.
The other handmade item in the parcel was a project bag I sewed for her. She listed a project bag in her Elster wishlist. I adapted a fun fabric bucket from Penney’s with a custom drawstring. It took longer than you’d expect, but was worth the result.
What I Received
My favorite colors in one cable knit hat. I rarely knit cables, so this is such an amazing gift.
Look at that hearty pom-pom on top!
I love little snow globes!
Here is everything in one lovely photo. You can see the hot chocolate stirrer, the chocolate bar, the three sets of felt pom-poms, and a hank of blue-green sock weight yarn in this group photo that I didn’t spotlight above.
This was a beautiful, warm, sweet, and thoughtful Knitmas gift that has all the comforts of a holiday hug. What a generous and talented upstream elf I had this year.
Which was your favorite item or project? Did you participate in Knitmas or a crafty gift exchange this year? What did you make or receive?
If you remember, I’ve participated in Knitmas since 2011. Each year, I enjoy creating something for someone else who comprehends what does into a handmade project. It has been a fun tradition for the past five years and I look forward to it again next year. Here is a quick rundown (with links) to what I’ve given and received in the past:
What I gave in 2014 to Carol (my post)
What I gave in 2014 to Carol (her post)