Tuesday, December 26, 2006

now it can be told

I meant to post an "after" picture to match up with the Christmas Eve one, but with two dogs (my brother's) and two kids under five (my sister's) in the house, we made sure to keep the under-tree area pretty clean as we were opening gifts. It took hours, though, I tell you. And everyone is very happy now.

What I can show you today is my Christmas knitting.

Clockwise from top, just left of noon:

A maroon alpaca scarf for Mom, knit in a simple eyelet pattern I sort of made up.

A sideways knit scarf for my brother-in-law out of Paton's Rumor, an alpaca blend.

Slacker scarf for my older brother, out of a nice wool whose name I can't remember. Yes, I did finish it on the drive.

Edgar, for Mariah, out of a lovely hand-painted yarn. I finished that one Christmas eve.

A multi-directional diagonal scarf for my sister out of another lovely multi-colored yarn.

[edited to add:] Missing from this picture (inexplicably, because it's in an earlier shot, without the incomplete items) is the ribbed alpaca hat I made for Mark. It looks exactly like the one in the pattern, though, amazingly. I used the same colors and everything...

And in the middle, cupcakes from One Skein for my nephew, the hit of Christmas. So much fun. I can't wait to make more.

There was real baking, too, over the past couple of days, but that's for another time.

1 comment:

Becca said...

I am in awe at your knitting prolixity! I'm ALMOST done with increase on the thing--yes, I've even blocked out its name...