Friday 28 December 2018

December Gifted Gorgeousness - Special Christmas Edition

I apologize for the lateness in getting this post up, but with all the gift making going on in December, it just seemed appropriate to wait until after Christmas to write this one. I am currently enjoying a somewhat lazy time, just reading and gaming and crafting at a leasurely pace because the pre-Christmas-madness is finally over!

So...let's see. First, I finished that hat I've been working on. Somehow in the hurry of giving it away, I didn't catch a really good picture, but here it is:

It turned out a little baggy, but it's so warm and soft and I made the pompom detachable following a tutorial from Youtube.

Then, I was working on gifts for two of my coworkers who had babies in November. One is another on of the bunny blankets (it's close to being finished, but I forgot taking a picture), the other is a Baby Surprise Jacket. I love the colours, and had the perfect little bee buttons in stash:

I also finished Cut Thru' Cottage, a present for sister in law and her boyfriend. Felix framed it up perfectly, and I should be happy to be done with all the backstitch - but I just want to start another one right away!

And last but not least, my mum saw the dragon scale wrist warmers I made for my grandma and requested to get a pair of her own, which I made the weekend before Christmas - I think these are my favourite colourway yet, and I should have just enough yarn left over to make another pair!


Pamela said...

That baby jacket is so sweet! The mother won't want the baby to outgrow it.

Cathy said...

All are nice finishes! I love the dragon scale handwarmers. I've always wanted to do a Bothy Cut-Thru design, but haven't had the courage to tackle one.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month and for your Full House this year too! I guess those Cut Thru's are addictive?
Love the dragonscale mitten, I really need a pair of those in my life!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the awesome finishes Leonore.


Astrids dragon said...

All great finishes, the Cut thru Cottage is beautifully framed. And those dragon scales are fantastic, the perfect colour!

rosey175 said...

Great GG projects! I love all the backstitching on the Cut Thru's (although I've never done one to know if that will hold Forever True :D). All these finishes make up a lot of space for new things! That's fantastic yarn for the dragon mitts too.

Bethan said...

Excellent gifts - I love the idea of a detachable pom pom! x

Leonore Winterer said...

Thank you!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Your baby jackets are so wonderful! When my first grandchild comes (someday, I can dream!) I will make sure you make one for it!

Love the gloves for your Grandma! That colorway is gorgeous and I can see why she loved them so much.

Felix is getting really good at framing and I love how he participates with your finishes :D

Leonore Winterer said...

Well, for your grandchildren I'll do all the crafting you want me to!
I'm very glad Felix does the framing for me. He has so much more patience than I do!