There are another couple of things leftover from last year that I haven't blogged about: Christmas presents. What with working and commuting by bike instead of public transport, I only managed to get done a tiny fraction of what I would have liked, so virtually everyone got some homemade spice sirup (to be added to hot milk for a Chai Latte, or to red wine for a hot spiced wine, or to apple juice for punch) or cake-in-a-glass.
I wanted to make something for my two little half siblings, though, and my grandma, who doesn't have a sweet tooth.
Critter Hat on Ravelry and made of baby merino wool. Aren't the little ears quite cute?
Owl Hat I made for my three-and-a-half year old brother. It's also made from merino wool - my favorite! I love non-scratchy wool. :) My sister crocheted the eyes and beak (cause she's better with a hook). Isn't it adorable? Both hats were mostly knitted on my way home two days before Christmas. Good thing we took about 9h drive, which meant I could almost finish the both of them.
The pair of socks for my grandma got only started on Christmas Eve, to my eternal shame - and I haven't even finished the first one yet. My grandma is pretty understanding, and knows that I have a lot of stuff on my mind, but I hope to finish the pair of them before visiting next time - at the end of the month.
Spring Pools Socks, a very pretty toe-up lace sock pattern (and free!). Even though it's not incredibly complicated, I still haven't memorized the pattern, though, and have to look up every row. Which makes for non-mindless knitting, not easily done while chatting or watching TV... The yarn is a merino sock yarn, which I love because it is soft, warm *and* durable! :D
I've been meaning to try the 30 minutes a day regime to finish the socks, but haven't knitted a stitch since the new year, yet. Bad Alessa.
Do you have anything on your knitting needles right now?