So it seems like everyone likes their knitted gifts. I’m so glad! I started last January and made good progress up until summer. I finished up after it got cold again. Everything was in the mail and delivered on time. I think this is a record for me!

handmade christmas knitting

These are wrist warmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: ladies’ version. I made a cowl to match using the same spiral rib pattern. The yarn is Patons SWS, which I really love! Michael’s put this on clearance last year right after Christmas and I bought a ton. I have no idea why they stopped carrying it. The colors are so beautiful.

handmade christmas knitting

These are wrist warmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: men’s version with matching cowl in Patons SWS. My brother-in-law asked me if I realized that these were really “in” right now. I told him I had my finger on the pulse of the latest knitting trends!

handmade christmas knitting

Another set of wrist warmers, but I didn’t have enough to make a circular cowl. I had to knit this one flat and add a button. The purple wool was from my stash, so there was no getting more! Luckily it blocked nicely. The yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, the only wool that doesn’t itch its recipient.

handmade christmas knitting

Finally, a new hat for my brother — in Virginia Tech colors, of course — and a matching cowl. The hat is Hot Head from Stitch ‘N Bitch and the cowl is a matching 2×2 rib. The yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky.

project notes: Everything went as planned with these. Next year I’ll be sewing gifts, instead. Guess I better get started soon!

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3 Responses to holiday knitting revealed!

  1. Anna says:

    wow, that’s an amazing amount of knitting! Great job!

  2. I started knitting for this Christmas last January too – but I’ve still got one project to finish :( I don’t know how I managed to get so far behind, so I’m starting December this year!!! Your gifts look really lovely – love the colour and design of the first one! Happy New Year (almost!)

  3. lori says:

    These look awesome Julie! LOVE, love, love the VA Tech set! You realize if you did one in black/red or red/white you could making a killing in NE right? I’d personally buy several sets :) My parents love cowls!