Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Handmade Holiday

A quick update on the christmas gifts that I am busily working on.
I am almost halfway done with an extra long wool scarf for my sister. I made one of these a couple of years ago for my husband, and since he has been away I have been using it, and it has become clear that I must also make one for myself. I love it!. The secret is to make it extra long. It is very simple yet time consuming; I cast on 36, and then knit 3 purl 3 and so on. I think I will use 3 skeins of the Lambs pride bulky weight yearn to complete it, maybe even a bit more.
I am also in the process of making a special woolen blanket for Kaleena. I am loving using felted woolen sweaters and I am using these for her blanket. So far I have cut perhaps half of the squares that I will need. I need to find a few more lighter colored sweaters to complete the look I want for her.  I will share the finished product once I have it ready
I also finished two more pairs of fingerless mitts for the youngest girls of the house, I may add a scarf to these, I have not decided yet..
 Today at the homeschooling group one sweet mama gifted me with this bunch of soft delicious alpaca wool, straight from her friends farm. I don't know what it is about wool that makes me so happy, but it does!! I am continuously amazed at the generosity of this wonderful community we share, and will surely miss this amazing group when we move on!!
As for this lovely wool, I have plans to make a couple of knitted animals that will need stuffing, and who knows what other lovely projects will spring from this gift.
~happy creating y'all~


  1. You've been super busy! And oh yes, wool! Something about it makes me positively *giddy!*

  2. Happy creating, lovely mama! I've got some light colors, what colors do you need? Blessings.

  3. eek! that alpaca is lovely! you are hard at work over there, mama. way to go! ;)

  4. I am sort of hoping your sister doesn't read this blog. I want her to be surprised. But I also want her to read your blog, so I am stuck. I'm anxious to see the blanket as it comes together. Your color choices in yarn and - well - everything, makes me happy.

  5. Very pretty, the wool blanket will be beautiful.


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