This year though, we were all sort of running late with our Christmas shopping, and I just wasn't feeling it. I wanted to celebrate with my family. So I proposed doing another Christmas in April, and everyone thought that was a fantastic idea.
I thought it would be fun to do some local or homemade gifts for everyone, and have been working my fingers off trying to get them all done. They'll be part of a game that involves stealing whichever gift you're interested in and hoping that someone won't steal them back!
You've already seen the Moustachio'd Coffee Cozy, but here's some of the other gifts I've made up.
Helmikuu Boot Toppers pattern with some left-over yarn from this old sweater. I modified them a bit based on some project notes, decreasing the width by one pattern repeat (mostly because I used a thicker yarn). I can't wear them without almost over-stretching them since I have some pretty hefty calves, but they look awfully cute one others.
|Peekaboo Mitts Ravelry Link|
|Bonnet Mitts Ravelry Page|
this tutorial - so easy!
favourite pattern and my go-to for dishy gifts!
Drops Cloud, and it's gloriously soft! It's another one that I sort of came up with the pattern, but that basically just meant doing a gauge swatch, measuring out how wide I wanted it (24"), and knitting it in stockinette with 4 rows of 2x2 ribbing on both ends. Granted, it wound up being 26" long, but oh well. I need to make one of these for me...
found at the Indian Crafts store on Main Street, and those are some pretty good books there. One of my favourites though is a glass from the Yukon Brewery plus two bottles of some of the beer the Brewery produces! That's a cool gift for sure.
Granted, my gift count is only at 17, and there's about 24 people going. When I started there was only supposed to be about 10 of us. Oops. Ah well, I'll find some more interesting gifts to add to the collection tomorrow.
If you could pick any of these (and fight to defend them from other family and friends), which would you pick? I'm thinking there's going to be quite the fight over the beer gift, the fingerless mitts (both pairs), and that Good Time Girl's book...