I really enjoy making gifts. I do know, though, that not everyone likes to get handmade gifts. Thankfully, my mom and dad both appreciate it when I make them something. Some years I cross stitch them gifts, but for the past few years I’ve been knitting gifts.
This year I made my dad a Dublin Cap by Wooly Bear Hand Knits (Rav link) using Mary Maxim Starlette Tweed.
My mom got a Molly Stark Scarf by Beth Leggiere of handknits.net (pattern no longer available) and a Graduated Ribs Hat by Mary Keenan, both knit from Kraemer Tatamy Tweed Worsted.
And, to keep her hands warms, I made her a pair of Commuter Fingerless Mittens by Stephanie Sun (from the First Fall 2011 issue of Knitty). I used a lovely pink shade of Mary Maxim Starlette. The buttons I picked are very cute; they have a snowflake etched into them.
My yarn stash saw a small increase thanks to a couple of wonderful gifts from my parents. I got yet another skein of On Your Toes Bamboo, one of my favourite sock yarns, as well as a kit to knit a wrap. I’ve been wanting the kit since it was released in 2010(?), so I am super excited to be able to finally make it.
I hope all your handmade holiday gifts were met with excitement and gratitude, and I also hope that your stash is a little bigger now than it was at the start of the month. 😉