Does anyone remember that old Dunkin Donuts commercial where the guy leaves the house early in the morning, muttering, “Time to make the donuts.”? Well around here, I’m hearing muttering that sounds like, “Time to make the knitting gift list.” (Of course I know that some of you are WELL into your lists, and a few of you are all finished. Seriously. Finished. Holy cow.) For those who might still be pondering, here are some of the ideas on my possibilities list for this season:
I also love the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, and have made some of those. You can hardly go wrong with any color combination. I like Fiesta Boomerang (we have a big order arriving any day), but I also want to try one with Hand Maiden’s Sea Three. Luscious. This one was done with Lorna’s Laces Sport – Vera and Pioneer. And then there are those Noro Silk Garden Worsted Scarves, shown in the first photo today. (K1, P1 down and back with one color Noro, K1, P1 down and back with a second color Noro.) There are too many quick scarf options.
I have yet to be a big shawl knitter. (Ok – a shawl knitter at all. Although I’m totally enjoying my Girasole Shawl in the KAL that we’re doing.) I may have found the pattern to get me in with both feet. I found it on Ravelry and just bought it. Now to figure out what yarn to use. I also favorited this one. Both call for fingering weight yarn with about 1 skein used. Come to think of it, that might be a good one to go stash-busting for. (Added later: Too late. I already walked around Loopy and found new yarn to use. Mini Maiden for one and Swiss Sock for the other. I’m bad. No wonder my stash continues to grow… )
Do your friends and family members appreciate knitted gifts? Or do you steer clear of that?How many gifts will you knit for others this season?