Revealing knitted gifts

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I waited until after Christmas to post pictures here of gifted knits, in case recipients saw them before 25th.

I now realise 2021 will be the year I sort out a better phone with a better camera (prompted by my son who telling me mine has been out of date for a long time!). I may also take myself to task about becoming more organised next year. I didn’t take photos of some gifts when they were actually finished, thus you may see the odd woolly end that hasn’t been sewn in, which was, before it were wrapped and gifted.

The blue triangular wrap is now with my Mother In Law. She seemed please and despite her being an octogenerian I had to call it a ‘wrap’ rather than a shawl as I know it would make her feel elderly!

The next two photos are a mega chunky cowl made for a friend I have known since we were little children. It is actually a lovely green, like the middle of an avocado. I made it as she has dogs she walks in the the early hours of morning, often through local woods. I almost didn’t gift it as I like it so much I wanted to keep it!

The red and pink cowl was made for a good friend’s birthday which happens to be the same day as Christmas Day. The pattern called for one strand of chunky yarn, supposed to be knit as a long scarf with pockets and tassels. However, I used 2 different coloured strands of double knit, joined it as a cowl, added the fringe for a nod to the original pattern. I also made similar fingerless gloves but didn’t take a photo of those. Oops!

So those, alongside four glittery baby/toddler hats were my knits for gifting in December. I blogged about the glittery hats in October – they were very well received. I was even sent photos of two of the little ones playing in the snow wearing them today – the first snowfall of winter where they live in the Midlands.

Other knitting already on the sticks – to show here another time.

6 thoughts on “Revealing knitted gifts

    handmadeknits said:
    December 30, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I’m knitting the last of my neck warmer/ combos for me and my son at the moment. Next year, I’d like to find something different to knit. MYbe some thi g to use up lots of little bits of wool and variety of weights!

      tinaor responded:
      January 4, 2021 at 4:46 pm

      Look forward to seeing photos! I used up plenty of bits and bobs last year in a huge crochet blanket – same weights, similar fibres. It was fun to remember what I’d used the original yarn for. I also gave away some bits and bobs to a friend running a community project with children. Got my stash down a bit – but still have loads! Good luck!

    quiteayarnblog said:
    December 31, 2020 at 8:00 am

    You made some lovely gifts! Glad they were all well received 🙂

      tinaor responded:
      January 4, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you.

    tierneycreates: a fusion of textiles and smiles said:
    January 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Lucky recipients! Those are amazing knitted gifts! The baby hats are so adorable but I think I love the cowls the most – the yarns look delicious!

      tinaor responded:
      January 13, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you. Loved doing all of them – when I was doing the cowl it was rather handy as as it draped on my knees when I knitted it kept me warm at the same time!

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