hear those magic reindeers click

Happy Christmas Eve, y’all! I’m currently doing a bit of holiday relaxing before I head out to the family party in Gunsmoke.

I also have a few FOs to show and tell. It’s a picture heavy post, so check it out after the jump.

First up, a series of neckwarmers from the Cashmere Neckwarmer pattern.
Neckwarmeralpaca neckwarmerSugarplum NeckwarmerIvory Neckwarmer
From L-R starting at the top: Malabrigo Chunky in Noviembre (which is much better colorwise in person),  Blue Sky Sport Weight Alpaca in a heathered brown (held triple). On the bottom, both are made from Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky in a wine and ivory.

This pattern was super quick and easy, and the stitch pattern looks really nice. 3 of them are holiday gifts for various people and the 4th is now Kathy’s.

I also made Quant for my aunt – it goes perfectly with the Danica scarf I made her last year, I even had enough of the same color yarn leftover to make it.
quant1.jpg

Next up is my quick and easy hat I made out of some Noro Silk Garden. It’s not that exciting, just a basic hat.
Silk Garden Hat
(My forehead looks HUGE in that picture)

Finally, I finished a pair of socks.
Thuja Socks
These are the Thuja rib pattern with a short row heel (of which I am officially not a fan) made out of Fiesta Boomerang in Jamaican Spice – the yarn I liberated from the too-large socks I had previously made. These fit nicely, but probably would have been better with an extra pattern repeat around. Oops.

I am now working on several things, including a pair of wristwarmers I’m designing. I’m using the same Silk Garden color as my ha, so I’ll have a matching set. If they turn out nice, I’ll post the pattern.

And now I’m going to get back to the relaxing part of my day.

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2 thoughts on “hear those magic reindeers click

  1. Short heel row took me some time to get used to and love. I am thinking of trying the regular heel flap for the Fozzy bear socks I’m doing… just to give it another try… with normal yarn instead of that craptacular cotten slippery stuff.

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