In Lieu of a Real Post...
Here are a bunch of pictures of some of the things I gave as gifts last xmas, and what-not.
Here are the Dr. Suess wristies I made for Erika (and those are my fat arms modeling them, not her lovely shapely ones). The yarn is Twisted Lie from Jacey Boggs of Insubordiknit fame. To me, the colors look very Suessian, and that's how they got their name.
Here's the cabled scarf I knit for step-dad Jerry. The yarn is 50% wool, 50% soy. He loved it and wanted to show it off to everyone. That made me pretty happy. He's pretty nice.
The scarf I knit for Chiara, out of a yarn called Elephant Bugbite hand-spun by Jessica of In Hope. This yarn was soooo soft, and I couldn't think of anyone it would be more perfect for than Chiara.
Here are the finished Pocket Creatures I made for my niece in Alaska. They are stuffed with little packets of rice and lavender, so they would smell good when heated up. I hope they worked out.
Here is Darren modeling the Boring Bloke hat I made for him from the Center Square pattern on Knitty. I think I used smaller needles and put in more pattern repeats than called for. The smaller needles were my fault, but most of the extra repeats are due to the fact that Darren's head is huge.
Here's Jenny modeling both the scarves I gave her: Braided and Worms and Fishes. Worms and Fishes was made from a combination of cheap but soft novelty yarn and Jealousy from Insubordiknit. I loved that scarf best of all, I think. And apparently Jenny's aunt loved the Braided scarf so much that Jenny's asked me to knit an all-black one for her aunt's birthday. She said she'd pay me, and I usually don't like to knit "custom orders" like that, but since it is my sweet Jenny, I'll make an exception. This once.
And here's a scarf I made for myself last fall using Wooded Tryst from Insubordiknit and a very truncated version of Branching Out. I luuuuuurrrvve this yarn. It was a singles but it was perfect and smooth and not at all splitty. I loved it so much that when I finished the scarf I almost ripped it out so that I could knit with it all over again. But I restrained myself. Barely.
And right now I've got 4 projects on my needles: lace scarf for Bev (still), Felty Thing for The Boy, small bit of lace, and gray cabled wristies for me. Mm-hmm.