A different kind of needle…

I have an interesting attention span with crafts. When I find myself tired of one craft, I just move on to another. I never want to hate crafts, so it’s good to just jump around when one of them becomes boring or tedious. Sewing sort of became that for me. I don’t sew everyday, but I was just getting bored with it and wanted to do something different. Since the weather was cooling down, I forked out the knitting needles.

I haven’t knit in a while, so I had to refer back to my books and some Youtube videos, but it was completely like riding a bike. I was knitting like a mad woman in no time flat.

I told my husband that if he needed any gifts, I could knit some scarves up. He told me he would need 5, so I knew exactly what pattern I needed since I had about three weeks to make these. I bookmarked this pattern 2 years ago, because the design looks great and since you’re using BIG needles, it knits up fairly quickly.

Luckily, the next day Michael’s was having a major sale on Lion’s Brand Thick & Quick yarn, so I stocked up and got started.

Knitting Progress

As you can see, even the dog helped out (not really), but she was a cute cuddle buddy.

Instead of making these into a cowl, I just knit using double the length of yarn (since these skeins were more than double the length the pattern calls for) into a long, thick scarf.

Since I was in a bit of a time crunch, I would knit every day during my lunch breaks, in the afternoon and before bed. I’m pretty sure I knit one purl one in my sleep at some points. :-P It was worth it in the end, though. Look at how beautiful they came out.

Christmas Scarves

I absolutely loved seeing the reactions of my husbands aunts and grandmothers as they opened these. You could tell at first that they appreciated the scarves, but when I sort of hinted that I made them, their appreciation grew so much more. I love it when people appreciate handmade gifts. It was all worth it! :-)

Did you go handmade with some of your gifts this Christmas?

Comments

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for the link to the loop patterns. I found a great scarf that I will make for a friends birthday :)

  2. Love the thick and quick yarn! (but it SO pricey) I just finished a scarf for hubby with it over the holiday break. Now I’m working on cowls and headbands as gifts. That is such a cute pattern!

  3. Those are gorgeous! I may try knitting something like this soon. I’ve tried knitting with smaller needles and I always have problems with keeping my stitch size consistent. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Love the scarves! Wool-ease yarn is so warm. I did washcloths this year. I combined the knitting with shower gel. Everyone who received them loved them.

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