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amp926
07-19-2005, 04:45 PM
I know alot of us are working on Christmas gifts right now, so I thought it would be fun to compile a list of patterns and yarn that we are using. It will also help me out... I'm already running out of ideas!

So I will start with what seems to be the Official KH Christmas gift!

Fiber Trends Clogs (http://knittingzone.com/catalog/product_info.php?pName=fiber-trends-felted-clogs-pattern-ac33x-slippers&osCsid=b3f1684b36271f7b8e59e6ff928179ab) with Cascade 220 (http://knittingzone.com/catalog/index.php?cName=yarn-by-name-cascade-220&osCsid=b3f1684b36271f7b8e59e6ff928179ab)

Please feel free to add your ideas and maybe post pics as you complete them!

I thank you in advance for helping my uncreative mind!!!! :roflhard:

KellyK
07-19-2005, 05:07 PM
What a GREAT idea, Amp! This thread will be a BASTIAN of INSPIRATION!!

I am making a gagillion pairs (well, 15) of Fiber Trends clogs, as well as a double-knit hat with a White Sox design (same hat Ive made twice before with Woolease), and Im making a scarf of some sort, I havent quite decided on the pattern, but it will be Bernat Denimstyle in Weathered Rose.

beldaraan
07-19-2005, 09:12 PM
I am going to knit a Hello Kitty doll for my friend who loves Hello Kitty stuff. She's a knitter, so it will go over well. I'm hoping to make it useful somehow, like maybe put a little pouch to store her stitch markers or something. I have the pattern, but it's bookmarked on my comp downstairs.

Ingrid
07-19-2005, 09:18 PM
So far there are the infamous clogs, one pair done, two to go

I'm going to knit the Cozy shawl with the Mandalay yarn called for--oooh silk, my first.

If I can bring myself to return to the tumbling blocks afghan with a combo of Canadiana and Encore that I'm trying to use up

Oh--an actual finished DNA scarf

a sweater I started for my niece and just rediscovered when I moved all my knitting books to new shelves (sigh. . .)

My son is very much into Kung Fu and there are five animals and a yin-yang symbol on his school's shirt. I'm formulating a plan for something that will incorporate all that--sweater, blanket, scarf? I don't know yet.

hippodamia
07-19-2005, 09:45 PM
I am making the Irish Hiking Scarf (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm) in the Woolease Rose Heather (http://www.lionbrand.com/graphics/yarns/620-140b.jpg) for my aunt and may make a matching one for my uncle in some grey or tan. I've neve tried cables before, so I can't wait!

I made some dish cloths for my mom (ok, mom and dad! LOL). Here are the patterns I used: http://www.royea.net/chevyblue.html , http://www.royea.net/triangles.html , and I want to make one more, not sure which pattern just yet. They are all done in yellow, matches her kitchen :D I'll try to post a picture

I will also probably make a scarf or something for my brother and his girlfriend.

I hope to knit more if I can get these things made first!! :XX:

Julie
07-19-2005, 10:39 PM
I just got this book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1931543631/qid=1121827038/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-7754201-4501419?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) from the library and am seriously considering knitting matching girls'/Barbie sweaters for my neice and my Goddaughter. The patterns are sooo cute!

I'm a little worried, though...my Goddaughter is getting an American Girl doll for her birthday in October and I fear that Barbie may go out of fashion by Christmas...has anyone seen knitting patterns for American Girl dolls? ;)

Ingrid
07-19-2005, 10:46 PM
American Girls Dolls have been around so long I can't imagine that there aren't patterns out there somewhere. I'm sure I've seen sewing ones.

I think I know why the dolls are so expensive. I bought my daughter one when she was about 9 or 10. We still get catalogs. She'll be 25 in a few months!

snephenie
07-19-2005, 11:04 PM
American Girls Dolls have been around so long I can't imagine that there aren't patterns out there somewhere. I'm sure I've seen sewing ones.

I think I know why the dolls are so expensive. I bought my daughter one when she was about 9 or 10. We still get catalogs. She'll be 25 in a few months!

My lil sis got one this year for her bday (she is 7) I am making her a poncho for christmas and I am sure she would love one for Katyln (the AD). As she says..."That's Fashion"

Will have to hunt around for measurments of the doll.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-20-2005, 12:43 AM
well, clogs for me, a gagillion eleventy-ples pairs, since DH decided I have to knit them for all his family too. (okay so it's liek 12, but who cares). Probablly a tank or tshirt for my friends 2 year old, and I was thinking about making a baby santa hat for my friend's son, who is due on October. I'll probablly do some generic fun fur scarves for my "emergency" gifts (to take to school or parties in case i forgot someone who got me something).

KellyK
07-20-2005, 08:33 AM
OOOH....I just checked the new patterns at knittinpatterncentral...I may have to throw this lacy wrap (http://dogsstealyarn.com/vines.htm) onto my list for SOMEONE (maybe me??). SO pretty!

Nuno930
07-20-2005, 08:57 AM
Ahhh I just ordered a load of yarn from Knit Picks for presents. It is already sending me into a panic attack. So far I have in mind: KC Chief hat for Step dad. Some sort of Des Moines Buc scarf for my mom. Hat for DH. Hats maybe matching mittens for my nephews. Ooooh the anxiety.

brendajos
07-20-2005, 09:03 AM
Ahhh I just ordered a load of yarn from Knit Picks for presents. It is already sending me into a panic attack. So far I have in mind: KC Chief hat for Step dad. Some sort of Des Moines Buc scarf for my mom. Hat for DH. Hats maybe matching mittens for my nephews. Ooooh the anxiety.

*perks up at Des Moines*

What's a Des Moines Buc Scarf? yeah i tried googling and didn't see anything jump out at me :??

Rennagayle
07-20-2005, 10:13 AM
I'm a little over halfway through a scarf for one of my stepdd's. She's a redhead, and I'm using Red Heart Plush, in celery. It's a really pretty, and soft yarn. I still have to decide on a hat to make out of the same yarn, to go with it.

I'm going to make a matching scarf and hat set for my daughter-in-law, and a niece, too. I'm doing simple garter stitch, mindless projects, that I can whiz through quickly.

I want to make my dd the Alien illusion knitting scarf from the Stitch'n'Bitch book. I know she'd just love it. I have got to get the yarn ordered soon.

I also want to make my dd the fiber trend clogs. I need to order the pattern and the yarn for them.

I also want to make either this moebius scarf (http://www.knittingfairy.com/freeMoebiusScarf.htm) , or this hooded scarf (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/scarfhooded.htm) for my daughter's landlady. :?

That's as far as I've got on my list.

Nuno930
07-20-2005, 10:27 AM
Des Moines Bucs are the junior hockey team here.

hippodamia
07-20-2005, 10:29 AM
OOOH....I just checked the new patterns at knittinpatterncentral...I may have to throw this lacy wrap (http://dogsstealyarn.com/vines.htm) onto my list for SOMEONE (maybe me??). SO pretty!


oh Kelly, that is so pretty!!! And I think I may even be able to manage it. I may try giving this a go for grandmother (she is very stylish!!)

Rennagayle
07-20-2005, 10:35 AM
Yes, that is a beautiful wrap. I want to make something elegant for my mom, but not too difficult. I'm just not ready for difficult. :rollseyes: That pattern does look like one I could follow except, what does "pm" mean? :??

brendajos
07-20-2005, 10:38 AM
Des Moines Bucs are the junior hockey team here.

are you FROM Des Moines?!?!?!?! I am going to a wedding in Oskaloosa in September and working on convincing my mother that we need to go to the Pink House on our way back from it.

Of course i have to work on convincing her that my travel plans make more sense than her travel plans do... :wall:

hippodamia
07-20-2005, 10:39 AM
I just took a sneak peak at the "Abbreviations Explained" page and it said "Place marker" I guess so you don't forget to knit the last three stiches. I just finished making a bunch of dish clothes, and they were like that too, but I didn't use a marker. I don't knit that fast! :lol:

Rennagayle
07-20-2005, 10:56 AM
Ahh, place marker. That makes sense! :doh:

Thanks! :D

bekahdrmom
07-20-2005, 10:57 AM
I was thinking about making a baby santa hat for my friend's son, who is due on October.

Do you have a pattern for that? I bet that would be soooooo adorable! I have a few prego friends who are hounding me for some cute gifts:)

KellyK
07-20-2005, 11:08 AM
oh Kelly, that is so pretty!!! And I think I may even be able to manage it. I may try giving this a go for grandmother (she is very stylish!!)

I KNOW! I only wish she had given the instructions in multiples of sts. If I make that wrap, I would want it to be wider. Maybe Ill post in the patterns forum...see if there are any math geeks (*cough* Hildie *cough*) that can help me.

Rennagayle
07-20-2005, 02:25 PM
I was thinking about making a baby santa hat for my friend's son, who is due on October.

Do you have a pattern for that? I bet that would be soooooo adorable! I have a few prego friends who are hounding me for some cute gifts:)

Hildie, are you using the Lion Brand Santa Hat (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kctq-santaHat.html) pattern (which Amy has also linked here (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/free_patterns/hats.php) ) ?

Mer
07-20-2005, 08:40 PM
Great thread idea! I am also doing some Fiber Trends Clogs, and I think some wool hats for my FIL & BIL for working out on the farm. My dad said he needs a black sweater, but I'm a little hesitant to do a man's sweater just 'cause it's so big it seems like it would take forever! But we'll see.

Hmm, I'm doing a scarf with leaves on it from vogue knitting that I think will be a present for someone. Oh, and some little hoodie sweaters for my nephews. And perhaps some felted bags? As you can see, my list isn't too organized yet. ;)

kitkat
07-21-2005, 09:09 AM
are the Fiber Trends clogs easy? Where is the best place to buy the pattern?? (LYS does not have it)

Nuno930
07-21-2005, 09:17 AM
Des Moines Bucs are the junior hockey team here.

are you FROM Des Moines?!?!?!?! I am going to a wedding in Oskaloosa in September and working on convincing my mother that we need to go to the Pink House on our way back from it.

Of course i have to work on convincing her that my travel plans make more sense than her travel plans do... :wall: Well, I am from Des Moines... but I don't live there now. I DO think you need to visit that darn pink house! :thumbsup:

KellyK
07-21-2005, 09:36 AM
are the Fiber Trends clogs easy? Where is the best place to buy the pattern?? (LYS does not have it)

Kitkat.... HERE'S the knit-a-long thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2571) for the clogs...you can read about the ups & downs in the pattern. I personally LOVE it. I think there may be links to online sources, too! :thumbsup:

Born on 4 of 7
07-21-2005, 10:13 AM
I have knitted 4 hats from Family circle knitting magazine (winter 2003 issue) double stranded in Carons Simply Soft for the ladies in my family I knit them the scarves last year and this year the get the matching hats.

Also I have made 8 dish towel toppers from Lionbrand website and have made matching dish cloths

and I have made extra gifts just incase: dishcloths from Knittingnonsense, I have made the lighthouse, dolphin (with waves), sail boat, paw print, 4 apple. all made with lily sugar and cream and peaches and cream (wal mart brand) I love knitting with cotton.

I have started 2 of the Bernats Mens adult hooded sweatshirt using Bernats super value yarn.

On my list to make is:

the Denim style turtle neck poncho from Bernats (for sil) in deminstyle black

2 of the childrens camo hooded sweat shirts from Bernats ( for male cousins 22months and 5yrs old)

Eyelash cowl and cuffs sets from Bernats

Candyland hooded poncho from Bernats babies for niece.

I love Bernats free patterns from their website. :inlove:

and if I have time Fiber Trends clogs I just bought the pattern now I need yarn.

Ellen Edwards
07-22-2005, 04:54 PM
Hey Anyone??This mohair I got from eBay--do you think that would work for the lacy wrap?? I have been dying to use it, and I've got about 500 yds. of it, I believe. It's a pretty sorta purple/lavendar-ish/somethin-or another color!! The lacy wrap you mentioned,hip..... :XX: Gee I sound like I've had a stroke or somethin' :shock:

rebecca
07-22-2005, 05:01 PM
I have no definite patterns pinned down. But, it will be quick and easy, but nice scarves for the girls and hats for the guys. Our Christmas giving is considerably lessened since kids have grown. Of course, we will give our children something besides a scarf and a hat...if they are good...lol!! I'm just not doing afghans this year. I'm also not gifting socks bc there aren't too many people that would understand how cool that is, other than a knitter. My grown nephews have asked for caps and their wives have asked for scarves...how much easier can that be?!