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KnittingNat
12-29-2007, 05:08 PM
OK, so we don't do Christmas. We're Jewish, no big deal :lol:. But, in Russia we and every other person had a huge thing about New Year. Ya know, the communists canceled religion and God, so that's the only thing they left for the people to celebrate,with the tree and the "Grandpa Frost". That's the time we give presents and sit around the table and eat and drink and generally have a wonderful time. In Israel it's not much of a popular thing, but we're still doing it. So, I'm proud to present the labors of the past month, the presents for my family (me and hubby decided on "no presents this year" policy, so there's nothing for him).
A headband from here (http://www.y2knit.net/Patterns/headband.pdf) done with some acrylics in double moss stitch and a matching little scarf, which has a button hole and will be getting a button too, to be closed on the neck. It's for my Mom.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2022/2146155473_7213235c83.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21872964@N03/2146155473/

and the scarf:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21872964@N03/2146156603/in/set-72157603462136066/http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/2146156603_d2ec9e1f36.jpg

Next is my dad's ski hat in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran and some white acrylics on 4.00mm needles. The pattern is here (http://elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=88024). They don't provide with the chart, so i took some from them and some from me and built a chart myself. My dad is not going to ski, but he loves that style.And you can also see a bit of my cat :teehee:.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/2146155129_f7b898e41c.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21872964@N03/2146155129/in/set-72157603462136066/The Silver's Palindrome scarf for MIL in the same Cashmerino on 4.00 mm needles, which I already showed you before, but now I had it blocked, which definitely helped :thumbsup:I'm not the best blocker though :teehee:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21872964@N03/2146156955/in/set-72157603462136066/http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/2146156955_9ebc2eba06.jpg

My FIL Fetching, also in the same Cashmerino on 4.00mm needles, matching MIL's scarf. He has huge hands, so I made them bigger by adding 6 more rows before the thumb and 6 more after.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21872964@N03/2146154503/in/set-72157603462136066/http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2356/2146154503_079c79cbb5.jpg

And finally, still needs to be seamed at the sleeves, a shrug for my sister, the pattern is from here (http://www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0229.htm).It was knit from Malabrigo in Little Lovely colorway, on 7.00mm needles to get the correct gauge. The fluffy part is FF Filati Over in Cherise. I added the fluff on the cuffs and two rows on the neck.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2227/2146157465_0db6dae04d.jpg

and the cuff:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2146953040_df93305936.jpg

Thanks for watching :happydance:Oh, and the hairs are from my dog, he he...

KnittingNat
12-29-2007, 06:14 PM
I can't attach the pictures from Flickr. HELP!http://www.flickr.com/photos/21872964@N03/2146155473

Jan in CA
12-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Everything looks fabulous, Nat! :yay: I think celebrating New Years instead is just fine. ;) How long did you live in Russia?

I'm not sure if you can post the actual photos from Flikr or not..some sites you can and some you can't.

KnittingNat
12-29-2007, 06:17 PM
Till I was 10.5, then we made aliyah to Israel. But we stick to the tradition ;) Besides, it's another holiday to get presents :teehee:

Jan in CA
12-29-2007, 06:22 PM
Okay, you CAN post photos. On the lower right of the page it says "different sizes"..click that and then scroll down and grab the PHOTO URL. Then post here as usual by clicking the image icon.

KnittingNat
12-29-2007, 06:29 PM
Jan, thank you for the compliments and for the help! You're a sanity-saver :thumbsup:

Newfygirl
12-29-2007, 06:45 PM
The New Year tradition sounds great to me. You did a great job on all of your gifts but I especially love the hat. Have fun!

KnittingNat
12-30-2007, 12:41 AM
I'm sure I will! Thank you for the compliments:teehee:

Debkcs
12-30-2007, 04:51 AM
Nat, (Natalie?) I love everything you made, especially since it's all in red, my favorite color! You do good work!

Thanks for explaining how you came to live in Israel. My husband and I hope to visit in 2008, if health problems allow. It's been a dream of many years for us.

GiddyKnitter
12-30-2007, 10:39 AM
What lovely work and you have ued one of my favourite yarns...Debbie Bliss yarns are fab!

bethany
12-30-2007, 11:21 AM
they all look wonderful! Happy New Year!

KnittingNat
12-30-2007, 01:07 PM
Nat, (Natalie?) I love everything you made, especially since it's all in red, my favorite color! You do good work!

Thanks for explaining how you came to live in Israel. My husband and I hope to visit in 2008, if health problems allow. It's been a dream of many years for us.

It's Natalia :teehee:. You're very welcome, hope your health will allow it. Just don't come in the middle of the summer - too hot. I'd love to meet you!

KnittingNat
12-30-2007, 01:09 PM
What lovely work and you have ued one of my favourite yarns...Debbie Bliss yarns are fab!

Aren't they? It's soft and squishy... Splitty with the Options, but I lived through it :lol:. I also have some Cashmerino Astrakhan, it's so soft and yummy!

mhansen
12-30-2007, 03:35 PM
Everything you made is pretty and I love the red.

rosefields
12-30-2007, 03:48 PM
Beautiful work! Happy New Year!:woot:

Knitting_Guy
12-30-2007, 04:25 PM
Great looking stuff! Happy buy a new calendar and mis-date your checks day!

ah
12-30-2007, 11:46 PM
That's a ton of great presents!

lelvsdgs
12-31-2007, 01:38 AM
Thanks for sharing your FO's! They are all beautiful and inspiring as well. Happy New Year!:)

KnittingNat
01-05-2008, 05:03 PM
Ok, so i managed to get part of the presents modelled for me :yay:!

Delighted with the ski hat (he refused to take it off the whole evening) is my dad:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2169902880_383b1ce425.jpg


Then comes my sister, that got the mmmmalabrigo shrug.
That's her feeling the yarn:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2133/2169097629_b87f4d3005.jpg

And that's her going out wearing the shrug, which she loved and discovered that it's VERY warm. Outside was rather chilly (about 5-6 celsius= 35-40 degrees in fahrenheit) and she wore the shrug and leather coat and was warm and cozy.

and that's her wearing it. She's a glam music fan and also a pink freak, so she was thrilled with the shrug :happydance:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2151/2169099757_b224a38c83.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2407/2169101949_f3d8f9c7f9.jpg

I also made her this glam huggable hedgehog out of the same malabrigo and some eyelash yarn i bought especially and as you can see he matches my sister perfectly. She was sitting huuged with it all through the evening. By the way, she looks really young, because she's really short, but she's actually 21, turning 22 this June.
So here's the glam hedgehog:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2169105763_7bfd48322c.jpg

Happy New Year everyone! I wish everyone health and many smiles :hug:

GinnyG
01-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Red is my favorite color! Very nice.

auburnchick
01-05-2008, 07:54 PM
The hat, shrug, and hedgehog turned out great! You're a very thoughtful gal! Looks like everyone just loves their gifts!

rosefields
01-05-2008, 09:51 PM
What a lovely family! How nice that they really appreciate your gifts! :)

Jan in CA
01-06-2008, 01:52 AM
Everyone looks so happy with their gifts! That alone is a gift to you! :yay:

dustinac
01-06-2008, 01:59 AM
:happydance: Everything looks wonderful!! They look very happy with all their gifts... Great job :thumbsup:

ritaw
01-06-2008, 04:27 AM
I love the shrug . And the hedgehog is so funky :)

KnittingNat
01-06-2008, 12:32 PM
Thanks everyone! It is a real gift everyone in my family appreciates the hard work going into something handmade :aww:

momwolf
01-06-2008, 01:09 PM
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dmknits
01-12-2008, 08:34 AM
Everything looks great! Glad they all loved your gifts!

ecb
01-12-2008, 09:10 PM
Great job, isn't working with MALABRIGO just as wonderful as giving it to someone?
i have yet to make that little hedgehog, but someday i will

ecb