Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Knitting

In addition to the dishcloths I have had a few other Christmas knitting projects. I was going to make scarves for the girls, but gave up on the idea of finishing them for this Christmas since I have very little time to knit when they are not around. That's ok, there is always next year. I bought this yarn at Hobby Lobby when it was on special for 99 cents a week or so ago. I thought it would make a nice, round scarf using the smallest knifty knitter hoop. My mom had wanted to make some for her friends for Christmas gifts but she really doesn't like the hoop knitting. I don't mind it so much and the girls quite enjoy it, so I told her we'd make her gifts. She mentioned that she had considered making one for herself with the leftover yarn, but the colors she was using wouldn't have worked together, so the girls and I decided to make one for her. These colors are so totally Mom. I think she'll like it. I should have taken an in progress picture (I was two skeins into the scarf when I took the photo of the remaining two skeins) but I will be sure to get one when it is finished. It is so pretty as it knits together. I am excited to give it to her!

My next (and last for this year) Christmas knitting project is a pair of socks for my dad. I found some very soft Trekking yarn at my semi-LYS. I didn't realize that it would knit in subtle stripes when I purchased it. I think the dark colors, even with faint stripes will be fine for Dad, but I'm not totally sure. What do you think? Do the stripes make them, oh I don't know, not dignified enough?


mopsmamajen said...

I love the yarns!

Mama Bear said...

Oh, I think they are very manly and lovely! Just enough to keep them interesting while still being very discreet.

Of course my husband would probably wear pink with purple stripes if it meant hand knit socks LOL... he SO prefers hand knit to store bought. A word of warning. Once you give your dad hand knit socks he may not want any other kind!

Anonymous said...

I don't know your dad, but I think most men would be very happy with the subtle stripes. I know my husband would love them and he's fairly conservative with his clothing choices. What's the color number of this Trekking? I think I might have to get some.

Marcia said...

Wool Winder, the label says the color number is 62. :)