Happy New Year!
And now it's time for a little holiday gifting recap, yes?
There was very little holiday sewing besides all the family sewing which I shared with you during our Elving week. I did manage to make this bag above for Gram from the kids with their artwork on the pockets (using sew-in fabric sheets - like these). The kids love when their art finds its way onto fabric like this - it's been a while since I've done it so I forgot all about that fun.
There was, however, a great deal of knitting. A lot of the December knits (and everything in today's post) came from the beautifully-timed arrival of More Last Minute Knitted Gifts (which I talked about here). It's such a wonderful book - like the first - and it was most definitely my go-to this holiday season. Above is the Big Lace Scarf, knit for my mom. (Ravelry link for details.) I love how airy, yet heavy and warm this scarf turned out to be. And that it knit up in a double feature late-night viewing of It's A Wonderful Life and Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas....well, that was pretty sweet too. (Just because I knit it quickly doesn't mean I love you any less, Mama.)
The Family Rib Hat was a last-minute addition to Steve's stocking (yes, yes...I was feeling a little guilty about the sweater that wasn't under the tree. But the others sweaters made it! And they're coming later this week). Simple, sweet, easy and quick. (Ravelry link for details.)
And, the Elf Hats. Oh, the Elf Hats! (Ravelry link for details.) What a perfect little gift they were and so slick to knit up. What baby doesn't look adorable as an elf? They all do, of course. Which is why I made six - for the under six year-old gaggle of cousins on one side of the family. (The older boys wouldn't go for it - I tried.) These were all knit with Quince & Co's Puffin, which was close enough to the gauge to make it work (when it doubt, I went a size larger for the hats.)
And this is what you get when you try to corral said cousins for a photo with the hats on Christmas morning. Perfectly accurate, I say. Love.