This year I gave away two knitted gifts.
One for my new niece Brenna.
I have a thing for monogram sweaters on kids, so this was one of those gifts I didn’t procrastinate on. In fact, I think I finished it in early June. Yarn is Berrocco Vintage, which is my go-to yarn for little ones.
The other gift I made was for my father-in-law. I would have liked the ankle length to be longer, but I was afraid I would run out of yarn. Turns out I could have added an inch. My father-in-law said he hadn’t gotten knitted socks from anyone since his own mother had made them for him (she passed in the early 90s).
I received two knitted gifts from my other sister.
I really wanted November Knits by Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelly. I was immediately drawn to the Cobblestone Trench, though it will be a while before I tackle that project.
The other book was Literary Knits by Nikol Lohr, which I hadn’t seen. There are some fabulous knits in here featuring some of my favorite literature characters. I’ll probably start with the Edmund crown/hat – Edmund of Narnia fame.
The bummer is that it will be a while until I get to knitting from these books as I need to make serious headway on a few of the projects for which I’ve already purchased the yarn (about 3).