December 27, 2017

Christmas Wrap Up

How did you do with your Christmas/gift knitting?  I ended up knitting right up to the last minute.  I wish I had time to knit a few more gifts, but I was
very happy with how the items I completed turned out.  Have a look:

Jolly Wee Elf
Pattern: Jolly Wee Elf
Designer:  Churchmouse Yarns and Tees
YarnScraps of fingering weight yarn
Needles:   2.5mm
Ravelry:  my notes are here
Added Notes:  I actually knit these elves on Boxing Day for myself and I think it will be my new holiday tradition.  I absolutely loved making these elves, and I will definitely make a lot more in various sizes next year.  As expected the Churchmouse pattern is very well written.  These couldn't be easier to knit, and by investing a small amount of time, it is well worth the effort I think.

My Boyfriend Set

Pattern:  My Boyfriend Set  (free hat and scarf pattern)
Designer: Stephanie Boomsma
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label Cashmere/Silk Worsted (75%merino 15% cashmere 10% silk)
Colourway:  Aurora
Needles:   4.0mm
Ravelry:  my notes are here
Added Notes:  I had to make my husband something for Christmas, as he is so supportive of my yarn obsession.  This is an easy, quick pattern that is foolproof to knit. Tanis Fiber Arts Orange Label yarn is a lovely combination of fibers, perfect for a hat.  And how about this colourway?  Gorgeous!  I would have loved to make the scarf as well, but I ran out of time. 
On the C Train

My two sisters modelling their new hat
Pattern:  On the C Train
Designer: Espace Tricot
Yarn: Woolfolk Fär (100% merino)
Colourway: 00
Yarn:  Shibui Knits Silk Cloud
Colourway:  Ivory
My daughter modelling the back view
Needles:  5.0mm 
Ravelry: my notes are here
Added Notes:  I have now knit this pattern three times and I am sure I will knit another in the future.  It is simple to follow and creates a hat that looks great on everyone.  The combination of Woolfolk Fär and Shibui Silk Cloud is so luxurious. Woolfolk Fär is incredibly soft just like cashmere, and Shibui Silk Cloud creates a beautiful halo.  One of my sisters is very sensitive to wool and this yarn combination does not bother her in the slightest.

Entwine Scarf
Pattern:  Entwine Scarf
Designer: Jane Richmond
Yarn:  Cascade Yarns Magnum (100% wool) Super Bulky weight:  2 skeins
Colourway:  8505 (white)
Needles:   12.75mm
Ravelry:  my notes are here 
Added Notes:   This is the kind of scarf that I want to bundle into on those very cold winter days.  Jane Richmond paired the perfect yarn with her pattern.  Knitting with such big needles in a super chunky yarn resulted in a quickly knitted scarf, perfect for holiday knitting.  I loved this pattern so much this is the second time I knit it.  I made this scarf last year withPurl Soho Super Soft Merino which created a completely different feeling scarf. 


Pattern:  Saku
Designer: Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Yarn: Woolfolk Fär
Colourway:  5
Needles:   4.5mm
Ravelry:  my notes are here
Added Notes:  This is my third time knitting this hat too.  Be warned that it does take more than one skein if you want the brim to fold up.  But you know that when you knit with Woolfolk, your recipient will wear it all the time, so it's well worth the investment.

So that's it for my holiday knitting.  I don't often knit the same pattern more than once but I really wanted to knit items that would be well received and worn frequently. I know that these items will be worn time and time again.

Don't forget to check out my blog in a few days as I will do my annual favourites of the year.  Happy knitting everyone!


  1. wow, that's a lot of beautiful gifts you knit. I never really got into the holiday gift knitting. I love it when people tell me what they'd like to have and then I'll make it for them but it's rarely for a special occasion.

    1. I don't usually knit much for Christmas presents but this year it worked out!

  2. What a lot of knitting. The photo of your sisters is so nice. I am looking closely at both the ribbed hats, as my husband has actually said I can knit him a hat. He is very specific on how it should be, and they both look like good patterns.

    1. Both are very wearable hats that I am sure your husband would enjoy wearing.

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  4. you very productive! Love all the hats.... note to self to indulge in some Woolfolk. Looks so dreamy! xoxo