Wife, Mummy, Nurse: A Few Knit Christmas Gifts {Yarn Along}

02 January 2013

A Few Knit Christmas Gifts {Yarn Along}

My brother received a Cashmere neckwarmer-though I did not use cashmere.  I knit it with Berroco Peruvia  Quick yarn, which I enjoyed knitting with; it's a bulky, soft yarn. The pattern definitely NEEDED to be blocked once it was completed.

My dad received the Sweeney Todd Scarf.  Last Christmas, my dad saw a scarf on one of my friends that his wife knit.  I asked what pattern she used and the length.  I only knit about 36 inches because my dad likes shorter scarves.  This pattern would be great for a new knitter, knitting his/her first project.  I used Peace Fleece Worsted yarn to knit this.  The smell of the yarn reminded me of my Granny's knitting room, the yarn is a bit scratchy, but softens up nicely after I using Eucalan wool wash. Peace Fleece is one of my favorite yarns, and it does no break the bank either.  If you have not knit with it, I highly recommend trying it out sometime.

My sister told me, "If you're knitting Christmas gifts again, I want a hat."  I asked her, "What color?"-thinking she'd say black.  She surprised me by replying, "Gray."  I decided to knit the the Mod Cables Slouchy Hat, because it was posted on Life in Cleveland, and my sister lives less than an hour away from Cleveland.  I told Saundy if she wanted it to be slouchy to put the hat over a plate, spray it, and let it dry.  I don't know if she's done that or not.  She was pleased when she received it;  I was told, "I have two other hats and they don't fit well.  This one actually fits."

That's me wearing the hat.
I did not get a photograph of my sister
wearing it.
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  1. I love that hat!!!! It looks beautiful on you! Too bad you had to give it away. :) Thanks for pointing me to luvinthemommyhood - hadn't come across that blog before.

    1. Thanks. The hat was a very, quick easy pattern. I might have to make one for myself now.