What a buildup to a fantastic finale! I've never heard my neighbourhood as quiet as at 8AM this morning. Nobody's driving around, it was an eerie silence. Only a dog barking in the distance. I guess everybody is still sleeping or opening presents. Of course, being from Austria, we had our big night last night. Even with only the three of us, it was a peaceful evening, with candle light dinner. Especially compared to last year, with my DH being sick and all. How fast this year has gone by.
Before I go back to my wonderful Christmas presents (apparently I was very good this year), I'll show you the secret knitted gifts I made this year:
Newfoundland mittens (as requested) for my parents, with Maria & Joseph.
Striped scarf for DH, with Trekking XXL socks. I wanted to see if you could use a different yarn for the Noro striped scarf. I like it. I used Rowan Tapestry in two colors. They go very well together.
The socks are very simple, because the yarn is so busy. I tried several stitch patterns, but nothing showed up clearly, so simple it was.
Chevalier mittens for my DH too. I LOVED knitting those!
Shetland Triangle Shawl for my sister. Made 14 pattern repeats instead of 8. It's still a itty -bitty - tiny shawl. Next time I'll use thicker yarn.
Well, all the other items I gave away, you already saw pictures off. These were the only secret knitted items I couldn't show before.
The years almost over. Here's a glimpse of what's to come. Two color knit socks, and two color knit mittens for a friend. I have a couple of other finished projects, but I don't want to spoil you too much.