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Old 07-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Christmas Knitting
I'm wondering if anyone has started their Christmas knitting yet? I just started mine last Saturday. I'm making a scarf for a friend, and a pair of socks for my Mom so far. I have other projects planned out, like a hat for Dad, crocheted socks for my aunt, fingerless gloves for my brother and his gf, hats for two of my cousins, and purse for another cousin. I'm just hoping I've given myself enough time to get it all done!!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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I started on my Christmas crocheting during the winter, and put it down during spring gardening season. Now that the heat is making it impossible to be outside for more than 10 minutes, I'm back to my crocheting and learning to knit. I find that if I make sure I always have a project in my purse no matter where I'm going I can usually get in at least a few stitches here and there as I wait for various things. Those 15 minute breaks at work can do wonders for your projects if you take that time to sit down and work on your project. (I highly recommend making copies of your pattern to carry around with you rather than carrying the original just in case you lose it. I'm forever losing patterns and hooks/needles.) I also use my needle work as my "Me time" when I'm ready to strangle a child. As a mom of a big family I have to take a few minutes here and there to do something to give me time to regather myself or I'll kill somebody. My husband has gotten used to me doing needle work during family time and it has become a sign to him that all is right in the world. So if you take the little moments here and there, I'm sure you'll get them done in time.

Sorry for getting off slightly off target. As for my list of what I'm making for whom:
MIL: 6 Crocheted Clothespin Angels and 24 wireworked napkin rings
SIL: I'm leaning towards a scarf or something and maybe a set of placemats. I'd really like to make her a set of amigurumi zombies and ninjas but I've not been able to get my hands on the book "Creepy Cute Crochet" so I probably won't succeed at that this year.
FIL: ?????
DM: Probably a bag for her Bible Study Class
DF: ????
DH: a blanket and a snuggy
Kids: Each kid is going to get a floor pillow and blanket for family nights, a Bible cover and a set of book marks with their initials.
Pets: New blankets
Me: Lace curtains, Window Quilts and the foundation down on our house. (I can dream can't I?)
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:33 AM   #3
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Christmas... Well... I have been working on a scarf for my stepdaughter, but whether it'll be done this Christmas or next remains to be seen...
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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Oh YEAH--Christmas gifts and time
Yes I have finished my Future SIL's (they are getting married in August) Christmas present, a scarf --one of the first projects I ever made.
My brother wants me to make him socks! socks! I only know how to make scarves! so I am in the process of creating my first basic sock. I know how bad it sucks and can make his pair better. Hopefully I will be able to learn and finish his socks! (luckily we celebrate christmas in January since his job and our Mom's job won't give time off in December. So I have an extra month to finish!)
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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lol Jan that cracked me up. TreshaRuthe....oh my goodness! I thought I had a lot of knitting to get done this year. Wow, your list certainly beats mine!!
redbedhead-I'm sure you'll get the socks done. Once you get the basics of sock making down, it really isn't too bad.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by TreshaRuthe View Post
My husband has gotten used to me doing needle work during family time and it has become a sign to him that all is right in the world.
My husband says the same thing.

I've finished one sweater already and only have to add one sleeve each to two other sweaters (I find it so hard to find the motivation to do the last sleeve). That takes care of my dad and my my brother's step-kids. I'm working on some entrelac pillows for my mom. It's still a bit slow going since this is my first attempt at entrelac. I have a pair of socks and a scarf to knit for my husband, a sweater for my nephew (and I'm still looking for just the right patten) and *maybe* a sweater vest for FIL. I have no idea if I'll get it all done or not.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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This is to funny! I've been fretting about my Christmas knitting trying to get my list together and everyone has been telling me I'm nuts! WE really only have 5 months to get it all done! I'm totally going to get started (as soon as my needles are free of my STUPID SECOND SOCK. Lol.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #8
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Sock nightmares!
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redbedhead-I'm sure you'll get the socks done. Once you get the basics of sock making down, it really isn't too bad.
Oh my first sock is so sad! Holes along both sides of the toes, holes at the ankle. Funny looking bind off. I am using Silver's Sock class toe up on 2 circular needles (found here http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2circsocks_start.htm) for my basic instructions because she had pictures I could actually understand! I know my problem on the toes was that I was not pulling it tight enough, so the next one already looks better! The ankle holes are probably the same problems. I will find out when I get there.
The other thing I noticed was that I did not keep track of how long I made the foot, or how many rows of knit I did after the heal before I started the ribbing, or how long I made the ribbing! So, I am measuring the secon d sock by holding it up to the first sock, and frogging when I have to .
I have to get these problems worked out so the socks I make my brother will look good and not scary!
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I've never tried that method for socks before redbedhead. So far I've only done socks on dpns. I really want to try to learn how to do two socks at a time. I've just got to find a day where I'm actually feeling patient enough to try the cast on. Last time I just got frustrated with it and went back to my dpn method lol.
Psquidy, I know exactly what you mean!! People who don't knit, don't realize just how much time it takes to get these projects done, and that you actually have to find the time to do them. But at least we're making gifts that people will treasure(I'm hoping anyway).
This is my first year attempting to knit everyone Christmas gifts, so I'm kinda nervous about it. Before, I didn't know the purl stitch(sad, really) and wasn't confident enough in my knitting abilities. I'm also afraid that I won't have enough time to get everyone's gift done, and I'm hoping that people are pleased with what I make them.
Good luck to everyone with their Christmas knitting!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:12 AM   #10
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I knit a vest for my 6 yo niece, but I don't have plans to knit anything else. Yet. I may need to get some ideas online, as I like to make things for my coworkers.
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