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« on: May 26, 2010 02:23:11 PM »

Here are a few holiday knits that I put together (yes, I was lazy and didn't post until now).

Stranded Herringbone mittens for my mother made with some leftover Caron Simply Soft and Vanna's Choice from a simple striped garter stitch scarf I had made for her previously.  She picked the colors.  Pattern is here. My husband is such a good model, too!



Tri-Peak hat for my dad, knit with Wool-Ease.  I really like this hat: it is a very easy and fast pattern, but it's a wicked fun finished project! Pattern here. (That's me modeling.)



Socks for the hubby!  These were knit with Valley Yarns Huntington (a great sock yarn!) and the pattern was Spring Cable socks, which can be found here.  I really liked the seed stitch backdrop to the cable as opposed to the standard reverse stockinette.  These are a bit big for him, but he hates socks that cling, so he wanted them a bit baggier.



Socks for my friend Steve, who is such a pleasure to knit for.  He was so super-excited about socks, that now I know exactly what to make him for his birthday and Christmas alike!  These were knit with Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Timber...I'm so sad to see this yarn go, such an awesome yarn and I just LOVE the subtle variation/kettle dyed look.  I don't think I've seen another yarn like it... Sad  I also knit Steve's wife (one of my BFFs) a Snowboarder Hat that Rocks in white Cascade 220, however I forget to take a picture of it, whoops.  The pattern for the socks is Mr. Pitt's Socks, which is a free Ravelry download.



As always, thanks for looking!!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010 02:15:28 PM »

Those mitts look really great.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010 08:47:54 AM »

Thanks!  Smiley  My mother really liked them and the stranding really is great for keeping your hands warm.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010 01:47:43 PM »

Everything looks awesome! Makes me wish I'd start knitting socks again. And those mittens are amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010 05:47:17 AM »

Everything looks awesome! Makes me wish I'd start knitting socks again. And those mittens are amazing!

Thanks Ruby! Cheesy  I truly do love knitted socks (and they make great gifts) but they take me soooo long to knit!  I know there are a lot of other sock knitters out there who can do them quickly but it takes me (for what seems like) forever to get them done.  Totally worth it though.
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