Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Little Bit of Christmas Knitting

I usually don't try to knit gifts for Christmas giving.  I let that ship sail many years ago, I can do without the added pressure. However, a friend from church asked that I knit a couple of dishcloths for her to give as presents.  She had purchased the Christmas green cotton yarn and she said selected a heart pattern.  She had originally wanted the cloth to be done in variegated Christmas colors of red, green & white, however, picture cloths don't usually show up in variegated yarns, so I had suggested using a solid color.

Then, I had a brain storm.  I decided to try my hand at crocheting an edge on the dishcloth with the variegated Christmas yarn.  I like the way it turned out, if I do say so myself.

The particulars:  Size 6 needles.  Sugar & Cream cotton yarns.

Pattern:  Love to Knit Dishcloths  (the seed stitch heart)    

I also knitted a cap for my future son-in-law.  My DD says that he would really like something as long as it is knitted in Camo colors.

I aim to please

My DD says that he's gonna like it!

The particulars:  Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  Size 7 needles done on the magic loop.
Pattern:  free from Lion Brand.


1 comment:

Joansie said...

At least your friend was honest and said it was a gift for someone else. I've had folks tell me they want a cowl, select the yarn and after I've gifted it to them I never see it again probably because they gifted it to someone else.

So, I now say, "I'd be happy to show you how to knit one." Amazing how quickly the interest fades away.

Love the hat and your daughter's boyfriend will also, for sure!

Hopscotch Cardi x 3!