I think it’s safe now to show the pictures of gifts I made for Christmas, since all the packages have been opened and gifts have been put away.
It was very hard to give away, so I’m going to have to put making one for myself on the list for next year. Now to decide on color….
I really liked this pattern when I made it out of worsted weight Louet Euroflax 100% Linen (machine washable and dryable!) for myself two years ago. I think the color is no. 101 St. Lawrence. This is great yarn, too, and makes for a wonderful warmer seasons scarf.
Here’s a picture of my linen scarf.
Finally, I made A Very Nice Scarf up again, only this time in alpaca, for my sister. It is shorter than the silk one and is made out of a great blend of natural brown alpaca and raspberry dyed alpaca. It’s called “Raspberry Patch.” Another yarn I love, but not always available from Victory Alpaca Ranch.
I was only able to get two skeins of this yarn so this scarf is not as long as Larissa’s silk one, but is still a very nice length, especially to wear with a pin.
Speaking of pins, if you haven’t seen Romi’s great pins for scarves and shawls, check out her website at Designs by Romi. Not only is she a great pin designer but she designed the yummy Ice Queen cowl/hood in the latest issue of Knitty. I’m trying to figure out if I have justenoughtime to make one or two of those creations in 2008.
Starting to think now about gifts to make for 2008, since I only have 5 1/2 more months before I go back to work.