I can't believe it, my holiday knitted gifts are nearly complete. Admittedly, less knitted gifts than previous years, but nearly complete.
A scarf, a hat, a monster, some face cloths and socks. Toddler sized house socks for cold hardwood floors, pictured below.
As I write this..... it sounds so lame, even to me. But I promised myself I would keep it to a minimum and indeed, minimal it is.
On the flip side....
I have 5 lace projects on the needles, 2 new and 3 repeats. As for the repeats, this is something I usually never do....but liberally started new projects with yarn that had been previously wound into balls intended for other designs that did not work out. this yarn now seemed to be well suited for some designs I know... a good feeling to use up some stash.
The repeats are:
- Portofino now in Wollmeise Lace Garn,
- Perpetua now in Mountain Colors Winter Lace and
- Pebbly now in Habu Stainless Steel & Silk......funny the 3 P's....PERFECT!
With the holiday knits nearly done, I can work on getting the many lace projects moving.
As for the new lace projects, one is my Lazy River project (working name) in Miss Babb's Yasmin Lace (Yasmin is my new favorite lace yarn). Lazy River is about 60% complete, I can't wait to finish it and get it blocked. Its been a fun project. I love the wavy edge.
One of my test knitters has tried Lazy River in a fingering weight and another in an aran weight (shown repectively). And both look super great.
This is so exciting! I love that the patten looks so good regardless of being lacy or bulky. I may actually make this pattern as a scarf with some worsted weight merino/alpaca yarn that I have.
Will share more later about the other new design, its in a beautiful mohair that I couldn't resist casting on. who could blame me?
Happy Holiday Gift Knitting!