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Old 09-12-2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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What'cha's knitting for christmas???
hey, I'm just curious but what is everyone knitting for christmas??? and for whom???
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:50 AM   #2
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I've been thinking about this lately too, especially since the weather has cooled down and the days became shorter.

My current project OTN is the clapotis. I'm really loving how it is turning out and am pleased at how simple it is. I've been thinking I might try to make a couple more for some friends of mine. But I've been debating on whether or not they'd be willing to handwash something this large if I use a natural fibre.

Socks, hats and scarves are on my list of possible xmas gifts too. It just depends on how fast I can knit things up. At least I'm starting early this year, as opposed to last year when I was knitting til midnight on Dec 23, lol.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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My siblings & our spouses trade names so I only have one name - one of my adult sisters (DH has one of them, I have one - we may trade since he had the same name last year).

Either way, she's getting a couple knitted shopping bags (the everlasting bagstopper and BYOB). Also a couple knit/felted boxes from Mason Dixon Knitting. Maybe a bowl shape, too. I was thinking of a lace weight shawl of some sort, but that will work for the 1 sister but not so much for the other. I think I will still go ahead and make one but it might have to be for me (being my first lace weight project, I expect it will have too many mistakes that I'll have to keep it for myself anyway!)
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more shawlettes, socks
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:08 AM   #4
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I'm not a very quick knitter... I'm debating on whether I should crochet something or not... but then I have a hard time reading crochet patterns so that might make crocheting just as quick as my knitting... decisions, decisions!
I have a hat pattern or two that look really nice to me (I have never dared try to make one before) and I know I cannot resist at least one pair of slippers!!! Problem is, I have a hard time resisting giving my gifts early... people go ga-ga over them and I give em away....
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:13 AM   #5
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My aunt got me a bag that is Alot like those knitted shopping bags like 23 years ago!!! I just have to tell you they are soooo nice!! you can use them for so much and fit sooo much in them. I use mine very tenderly but they are pretty durable too if you use the right type of yarn for it.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #6
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I am only knitting for one person this Christmas: my mom. I'm knitting her the Alpaca Prayer Shawl. She loves to cuddle in throws while watching TV - so I thought a nice cuddly shawl would be great. No one else in my life truly appreciates hand made items. The last couple of Christmases I knit everything from a stack of colorful dishcloths for each season, scarves, afghans.. I've also decoupaged frames and made paper scrapbooks and calendars. I have given handmade santas and snowmen. No one seems to appreciate the time and work that you put into it.. or at least in my family. Infact, the people in my family basically make fun of me because I am the odd person out (no one in the family crafts - it's not considered feminist enough for them). So I have given up spending my entire holiday season handcrafting for those who could care less. Now I just make items for those who will truly appreciate and treasure them. <Ending rant now> Sorry.
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I'm going with felt-them-yourself Fiber Trend Clogs.

Everyone gets a pair and felting instructions, and customizes them to fit.

Might be a big mistake, but better than making 11 pairs in the wrong sizes.
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I'm going with felt-them-yourself Fiber Trend Clogs.

Everyone gets a pair and felting instructions, and customizes them to fit.

Might be a big mistake, but better than making 11 pairs in the wrong sizes.
Cute idea - it also kinda gets everyone involved and makes them feel as though they had a 'hand' in crafting their own clogs.
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Christmas knittings. Let's see...

Mom - I'm needlepointing a purse for her, using a detailed roses-and-leaves pattern.

Dad - He'll get the woolen Monkey Socks I'm entering into the County Fair next week.

Hubby - a pair of over-the-knee wool knee socks, to wear with his shorts this winter.

Brother - a crocheted doily.

MIL - a Fair-Isle bag.

Others - 1-2 tatted snowflakes to hang on their trees or in their windows.

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What is finished:

5 washcloths and back scrubber sets

2 Dust bunny toys

the above items are for ex-husband's (Wasband) extended family

1 cardigan sweater for DD

On the needles:

afghan for Wasband

Palindrome hat for DIL

another cardigan for DD (birthday 12/29)

shell for under the cardigan for DD

I am sure there will be other items in the works between now and then.
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