26 March 2014

A Little Christmas Knitting

Got a lot of ground to cover since my I stopped blogging regularly. This post will focus on the Christmas knitting.....

I was making hats for people, using a number of patterns that I got from Ravelry. 

Little Things designed by the talented Veera Valimaki (who also designed the lovely Gathering Stripes) made using luxury 4-ply from Shilasdair in Skye.

Then I made a few hats for my friends kids....from Maria Carlander's Little Scallop hat - oh and I had fun making pompoms!

And for myself, a Cliff Hat knitted with Jamiesons' yarn from Shetland.

My cousins were visiting from Auckland, New Zealand for Christmas, with their little boy Dan. When he was born I knitted him a Milo which (for age 18 months) which he was still wearing when he came to Scotland this time, aged about 28 months....it was getting a little neat and his mum was sad that it was getting too small, so between the 18th and 24th of December I rustled up another one - made with Rowan Tweed.

All knitted out!


Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- Great knitting Di! I love the hat you knit for yourself and that little jumper is adorable. When you made the pompoms did you use a pompom maker or just do it the old fashioned way? Your pompoms look perfect and smooth!

Bethany Hissong said...

I love the hats! I'm so impressed. Thanks for sharing photos of everything. You always inspire me.

Anne Marie said...

Your were quite the busy knitter this winter! Hats are so fun (read: quick) to knit. I looove the vest!