Anyway, in keeping with the knitting for the nieces' birthdays, I give you Annie's Pretty Pointy Scarf:
Get it - it's pretty (well at least I think so) and it's pointy - I tell you, when the creative juices get going, watch out! I had an idea of what I wanted this to look like, and though it's not exactly what I had in mind, it's a pretty good substitute. She seemed genuinely pleased with it, and when I talked to her on Christmas Day, said that she had already worn it.
Next, Liz's Shoulder Shawl:
This shot is before it was blocked, because I knew that once it was blocked, I needed to wrap it up and mail the box that would include it, and didn't want to take any chances that I would forget! This is just laceweight yarn (Schulana Kid Seta again, different colors for each project), with size 13 needles, garter stitch and increases on each end of a row. It was a lot nicer-looking than this photo shows it, and was (in my opinion) just the right size for a small shawl.
In my last post, I said I had two more things to show you, but actually there were three. I also knit a Turn a Square Hat for The Tim for Christmas.
I've been meaning to try this pattern for a while, and finally got around to it, and I was so glad! It's a very simple pattern, but the stripes keep it interesting, and I love the final look. I was unable to wrap my brain around the jogless stripe method, so it does have a "seam," but The Tim doesn't mind, and when it's worn that really doesn't show up too much. For anyone looking for a nice hat pattern, I can highly recommend this one!
Details on these projects are in Ravelry, here, here, and here.
I can hardly believe it, but I actually completed 19 knitting projects in 2009 - a new personal record! I wasn't keeping any kind of count, 'cause I just knit because I like it - so I was surprised that I'd accomplished so much.
If you are dying to know details about any of these, just check my projects page on Ravelry!
Next time: I've already completed my first project of 2010 ...