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Old 10-25-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Are you knitting gifts for Christmas?
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It's two months before Christmas. I am just wondering if you are making
gifts for friends and family and how it goes.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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I recently made a fish hat for me (I'll be posting a pic someday) and wore it to a family camp out this past weekend. Two nieces saw it and loved it. One wants a fish hat like mine and the other one wants a "lion hat." I can only assume from what she said that she wants it to look like she's got her head stuck in the lion's mouth! Good grief!

Soooo . . . although I wasn't planning on making any Christmas gifts for people this year, I guess I am now.

Know of any "lion hats" where it looks like you've got your head in the lion's mouth?
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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I have two grandsons, 4 1/2 and 11 1/2 they always get a pair of crazy socks from Nonny and this year I made them alike (they are cousins not brothers) I also made them each a hat and mittens and they are alike also except different colors. Though not Christmas, my sister's birthday is the day after Christmas and I made her a pair of socks and my dd's birthday is in a few weeks and I finished a hat, fingerless gloves, socks, and a coffee cup cozy for her. I now have a couple months to work on my own stuff (a sweater, two shells and two shawls for our cruise next year) before it starts all over again with birthdays and such, but I absolutely love it!
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Olha View Post
Hi,

It's two months before Christmas. I am just wondering if you making
gifts for friends and family and how it goes.
What about you, are you doing stuff for Christmas???
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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Wow, you are done already! And I assume all this stuff is gift wrapped and that's why there are no pictures?

I started making a mental list of people and their gifts but it seems like I might not have enough time... So I decided to make small things first and keep it simple. Today, I started pink beaded leg warmers for my daughter's 3.5 y.o. friend (needed some mindless angry knitting cause my kids are too much today)

I hope people would post some pictures. It's a great source of inspiration to see how much time and efforts knitters invest in handmade gifts.
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
Know of any "lion hats" where it looks like you've got your head in the lion's mouth?

No, but I would be so thrilled to see a fish become a lion That's some cool hat!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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I haven't even thought about Christmas yet. I should get on the ball here. I'm trying to get ready before Wisconsin becomes an Ice Bowl again. We're pretty set with hats and mittens from last year, but I'm doing one or two pair of mittens in wool rather than acrylics for myself. Finished those. My latest project is winging a dog sweater for our Corgi. I can't find any patterns for one online. He has a hot dog body that is hard to fit. I'm doing this in a cheap acrylic I want to use up. It's my test version. My canine model squirms and isn't very cooperative but he'll live.
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Originally Posted by Olha View Post
Wow, you are done already! And I assume all this stuff is gift wrapped and that's why there are no pictures?

I started making a mental list of people and their gifts but it seems like I might not have enough time... So I decided to make small things first and keep it simple. Today, I started pink beaded leg warmers for my daughter's 3.5 y.o. friend (needed some mindless angry knitting cause my kids are too much today)

I hope people would post some pictures. It's a great source of inspiration to see how much time and efforts knitters invest in handmade gifts.
I have posted most of it already over the last 3 months or so. A couple things I am just finishing up though and will post. The twisted stitch hat I posted is for my grandson and awhile back I posted a bright green and yellow hat and fingerless gloves for my dd. I haven't posted the mittens or my oldest grandson's hat, but have posted all the socks at one time or another. I have a sister's birthday in April I usually do something for, a girlfriend in May I do something for, my grandsons both have June birthdays, and on and on so I start doing Christmas stuff around August when I am over most of the birthday stuff I make. I don't work and my husband still does so it is just myself and my yorkie during the day so we talk and knit away the day! He doesn't hold up his end of the deal very well though. He tends to go to sleep fairly quickly so isn't much of a conversationist so I listen to audiobooks on my Iphone and get things done! :0) Oh and I absolutely despise wrapping gifts so they won't be wrapped until the very last minute! If I ever get rich, I will never wrap another gift myself, I will hire someone to do it! lol
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I wish I could do some Christmas knitting, but my husband's family only likes brand-new, store bought things.

And my side of the family already has all kinds of gifts from my needles. Wonder what I could do for next year?

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I wish I could do some Christmas knitting, but my husband's family only likes brand-new, store bought things.

And my side of the family already has all kinds of gifts from my needles. Wonder what I could do for next year?

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Knit some hats for the homeless and take them to a shelter. Believe me, they would be very appreciated!
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