Thursday, November 30, 2006

Preparing for Xmas

Like last year I'm trying to anticipate Christmas presents working since November, and Like last year I'll never finish on time... But I have progressed a little bit anyway.

I've finished a little Santa's hat, those absolutely adorable fake maryjanes that I really love and a tiny purse for a little girl. I've done the cache-cols for my girlfriends, and right now I'm felting the flowers that I'll apply to finish them. I've used the bulky Blue Sky Alpaca, but I'm not 100% satisfied with the texture. A little bit too thick and not that soft (Rowan Polar is softer, thinner and the results are better, so I've just ordered another 10 skeins on the Net!).

I've also finished a beanie for a friend, nice easy patter. Worked in vertical rows of crochet Half Double Chains, and then sewed together. Lovely.

unfortunately I haven't progressed a lot on my sister's socks, and I'm not totally satisfied by the heel, some tiny holes are pretty well visible, doh! I guess I have to practice a little more before finishing a real pair of socks.


Vik said...

We are all busy bees this time of the year! ;) You did such cute little things! Everbody will love their gifts! The hat for your friend is cool!
(I know what little holes you´re talking about in the socks... what if you pick up the other side of the stitch?)

Sue said...

The maryjane's are absolutely adorable! So cute!

Justine said...

Thank you girls! Picking up the stitches on the other side of the heel is a good idea, I'll try it!
In the meanwhile I've started another project, a cat puppet... Will I finish something in time for christmas? Who knows!!! :-)

Pam said...

I bet everyone will be tickled with their gifts from you, made by hand with love, doesn't get any better!