Ho, Ho, Hurry!

Merry Christmas! And who was still Christmas knitting today…hmmmm?

Ooh! Ooh! Can I answer (raises hand and does what looks like a pee pee dance). Me!!

I woke up intending to fit in a knit for my mother this morning, so it was a good thing I finished Girl Child's socks some time around 2 a.m, lol. I actually did a no-no and tried them on her when she was asleep. Thankfully, they did fit. Whew!

Here she is with socks on over her commercial socks.

I think I like this whole color scheme! And I had just enough yarn to complete them with no issues.
My mom's gift turned out to be a quick ribbed cowl.
I really was going to skip knitting for my mom this Christmas. I haven't seen her wear very many of the knits I have made for her in the past. I used to think she didn't like them. But, I now believe it's a function of the sheer volume of clothing and accessories she has! Coming from a person that has to ransack the closet every morning for something conservative-looking to wear to work, clearly, I did not get that gene. In fact, I run to her house whenever I need some earrings or to get all gussied up for some event. Strangely enough, I never run out of sweats, jeans and t-shirts… Still, I try to keep knits for her sweet and simple. If they are going to get lost in her sea of a wardrobe, no sense in knocking myself out over it, lol. So here's a shout out to all the last-minute knitters out there…I'm right there with you!
A two-hour knit using a luxury yarn. This is baby alpaca.
Add two sheets of good scrapbook paper, a bandana and a pretty button. Tags are optional, but a nice touch.
And a gift card usually doesn't hurt either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

All done. And just in time. Here come the folks!

Merry Christmas!



  1. happy holidays! I’ve been following along for a bit, I love how those socks came out, your spinning is fantastic and I love all the color!!! I am certainly investigating how you whipped up that gift box and all the awesome wraps, after the sea of pretty paper I waded through this morning all ripped to bits, I promised myself that I would learn. Can’t wait to see what’s coming up for 2013 with your spinning- hopefully this will be my year to get a wheel and follow along ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks, kimber! I love wrapping this way. I learned how to make wraps, though I don’t sew much. But for quick wraps, if the box can fit, I use bandanas as well. I get them from the craft stores in the area. They have nice selections of standard bandanas as well as designs that are floral or striped and colorful. And I learned to make a few different origami boxes (though you don’t need them for furoshiki-I just think it can make for a nice form to wrap).

      Spinning is so fun! Have you tried a spindle yet? They are cheaper than wheels and can be just as beautiful. I am looking forward to some spindling time over this break too. I’ll spin on anything I can get my hands on, lol!

  2. The button on the cowl gives it a nice finished look!

  3. Yay socks! They’re so cute! Perfect for such an adorable girl. And that is a very pretty cowl.

    • Thanks Emily! I think they came out great for my first afterthought heel project. They fit so well! But, I don’t think many knit socks are in her future. She really doesn’t like wearing socks at all. And handknit ones don’t seem to be changing her mind, lol. Country girl at heart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the cowl, it looks so soft and smooshy! I am also pretty enthralled by the wrapping job.

  5. The socks are beautiful, they look like her feet are covered in love! I really like the idea of wraping with bandanas. I will have to keep an eye open for pretty scarves etc for wraping. Hope you had a nice Christmas.

    • Awww! Thanks! They are covered in love. But she loves having nakey feet. I think the legwarmers are probably going to be her favorite…

      Oh yes! Bandanas are quick and easy-and very cost effective. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. beautiful socks! well done!
    hope you had a lovely holiday. Happy New Year!

    • Hey Flora!! I loved your Christmas photos! Your family is so beautiful. I wish I could keep Girl Child’s hair neat long enough for one of our own, lol. These days I give her a bath and a half hour later she looks like Dennis the Menace!

      Thanks, I did have a lovely holiday and I hope you did too!

  7. love the gift wrapping

  8. Your presents look great! And love that wrapping!!! Hope you had a great Christmas.

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