Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday works in progress.

I've been busy knitting too over the last few weeks. I've mentioned before but I am a really slow knitter so these Christmas gifts are truly a labor of love. I hope the recipients like them.

I'm knitting a skinny scarf for my mother. She requested a long scarf that was just a few inches wide that she could wear indoors during the day to keep the draft off her neck. She does not want to look weird wearing a scarf inside but she is sensitive to getting a stiff neck. I really hope this fits the bill for her. The pattern is called Liesel. I am only making 1 line of leaves instead of the 2.  The yarn is a blend of wool and acrylic, Knit Shine by Wendy (India). It's wonderfully soft and light. The color is not as bright as the 1st picture but not as dull as the second, it's a lovely pale green.



I'm also working on a shawlette/scarf for my little brother's girlfriend. They are both fans of the TV show Bones and she is actually studying to be a forensic anthropologist so when I saw a pattern name Saroyan (after one of the characters on that show) I thought it was a perfect gift for her. I really hope she likes it.  I'm also using Knit Shine yarn for this project but held double. The color is again somewhere between these 2 pictures. (wish my camera could capture it better.) I'm about half way finished with it. It's not a quick project for me.. if I was a faster knitter it probably would be. I like how it's turning out.


Are you working on any Christmas gifts?

11 comments:

  1. Don't you just hate it when cameras won't pick up the colour of yarn?!

    I love the Saroyan pattern, and what a great gift for someone who loves the show and is training for the relevant job - how cool :)

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  2. I just bought some yarn to start a Saroyan and hoping I can get around to it soon. Yours is looking great!

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  3. The scarf is such a pretty pattern. The yarn looks really delicate and light too. Great gift!

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  4. The scarf and shawl are lovely!

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  5. Both shawls are lovely. I'm sure they will be loved by the recipients.

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  6. Both of those look lovely, but I think the edging on Saroyan is my favourite. It's going to make a great present :)

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  7. I love the scarf! Sounds like it's a great color that will work well with lots of things. My mom made me a skinny lacy scarf and it was just perfect for keeping the chill off indoors. The shawl's going to be gorgeous, too!

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  8. I've got lots of Christmas plans, but very little Christmas action. LOL. The scarf is very pretty; hopefully it does the trick for your mom!

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  9. I love the skinny scarf! I'm sure your mom will too. My camera makes everything slightly more orange then it actually is. I understand your pain.

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  10. The Saroyan shawl is beautiful!

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  11. Your Saroyan is growing much fast than mine! Both the scarf and the Saroyan are beautiful and I'm sure your relatives will love them!

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