Saturday, December 31, 2011
December Wrap Up
I made a lot of knit scarves in the last two months, but did not post them because they were holiday gifts. We'll be celebrating with my husband's side of the family in two weeks, but they don't know I have this blog, so I can now post all of the gifts that I made here. They were all, for the most part, fun to make.

These four photos show the hats and scarves that I made for my sister-in-law, niece, and two adorable great-nieces. Mom and Grandma each got a boa scarf. 5 year old Olivia got a ruffled hat and matching boa scarf, and little 5 month old Cecilia got a ruffled hat. (I was working on a matching blanket for Cece, but, my intentions were stronger than my knitting skills and that project ended badly). I don't normally go for "matchy-matchy" gifts, but I fell in love with this yarn - just loved the mix of pinks and oranges - and thought that I would break the rule this time.

I used the same yarn in shades of purple to make a scarf for my sister, Iris. The colors of this yarn just scream "Iris", and while I'm not sure the ruffles are really her style, I know that she loves the colors.

Next up were the scarves for hubby's side of the family. These will be gifted in a few weeks. All the scarves are fun ruffles, but they use different yarns, so they are all unique. Some yarns were more fun to work with than others, but I'm pleased with how they all came out.

Last, but not least, were two scarves that I made for friends.

Tomorrow starts a new year which will be filled with more projects. I intend to start by finishing the project on my loom - a shawl that I am actually making for myself - and by knitting myself a ruffled scarf. I have Joie de Vie yarn (just like the green w/ blue and the purple w/ pink scarves above) in black w/pink that I bought for myself months ago, and I want to make it quickly so that I can enjoy it during the cold months.

Beyond that, I want to work on expanding my knitting skills, trying new weaving techniques, and crocheting more projects for Marine Corps Kids.

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2012. Happy Crafting!


Blogger Dorothy said...

All of your scarves and hats are lovely but I particularly like the one which is 7th from the bottom. Can you tell me what that yarn is please? Happy 2012 to you and yours. xoxox

Blogger Wormie said...

Thank you, Dorothy!
Are you asking about the black and silver scarf? That was made with Knitting Fever brand "Flounce". The blue scarf is also made from Flounce. The yarn was a bit difficult to work with, but the results make it work the effort.

Happy New Year!!

Blogger CrochetnQuilt said...

Love the purple scarf in the 5th photo down. Good luck with your plans for 2012.

Blogger Wormie said...

Thank you so much! The purple yarn is Katio Rizos. So fun and easy to work with!

Anonymous Sandy said...

The colors of the one beneath the purple one is my personal favorite. Looks luscious. Happy belated Happy New Years to you.

Blogger Wormie said...

Thank you, Sandy! I love that one too! The yarn was amazing to work with, and the color changes are so subtle and rich!

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the publication "Hooked On Crochet" still being published and if so under what name? Thank you, The Debster.

Blogger Wormie said...

This blog has no relationship with the magazine "Hooked on Crochet". Sorry, I can't tell you about them.

Blogger Anita said...

I love the scarves you made. Where can yo purchae them? These would make wonderful gifts.

Blogger Wormie said...

Thanks Anita! These were all holiday gifts for my nieces and sister in laws. They are not for sale. But you can make your own easily by knitting with novelty yarns.

Blogger Patricia said...

I love these scarfs but I'm not a knitter, I crochet. Where can i find a crochet pattern for this scarf. I would like to make a pink on for a friend of mine, she won the fight against breast cancer.

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