Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cozy Holiday Gifts


It's my favorite time of year again. The urge to cozy up in a comfy armchair, pick up my needles and knit with some gorgeous new yarn is irresistible.

I have been knitting like a crazed woman for the past few weeks, making my list and checking it twice. First of all, I really like to give handcrafted items as my holiday gifts. This very warm cowl scarf was an inspiration from the very talented Jen Geigley of Hey! Jen Renee. I love the chunky look of it, which knits up in a jiffy. Her work is just beautiful and innovative! This scarf was actually completed in between working, and trying to catch up from my Halloween swaps. Boy! I really bit off more than I should have during that commitment.

After knitting about a hundred-plus dishcloths this year for customers, I finally decided it was time for a change. I have took the plunge and knitted my first sock! I was so proud of myself considering the heel flap and gusset decreases have scared me for years. Someone who has been asking to knit them a pair of socks will finally get their wish this year. I would love to find some beginner patterns that I could actually attempt would be blissful.

More good things to show you soon . . .

9 comments:

Socio said...

Nice to see your blog. It is really very interesting. I visited this Christmas gifting site, it has unique gifts for Christmas.

http://christmas-gifts.indiangiftsportal.com/

snowbear said...

Great job on the scarf Nancy... boy that is a lot of work.. You must be really fast!

Her Art Nest said...

Hello Socio, I visited the site you recommended. I found it a somewhat humorous in it's view of the U.S.A. holidays. Thanks for sharing. I would like to read your profile and where you are from. ~Nancy

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Kathy, Thanks for your sweet words about my scarf. Actually, it is knitted on very large needles, Size 17, two strands of bulky yarn, and can be knitted very quickly. The next one will be smaller, due to the fact that a little stretching occurs. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Nancy

FOREVER JANN said...

happy Thanksgiving Nancy, hope it was good

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whymsicalmusings said...

Nan this is beautiful! You did an amzaing job on this. I really hate to knit but I have soooo much respect for those who do it!

I bet your socks are amazing also nothing like a pair of warm knitted socks! My BFF Gina knits and I love when I get gifts from her:)

I hope your Holiday was FABULOUS!!!
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Becky

Sophia said...

Wow...that many dishcloths! Whoah! Good luck on your new knitting endeavors and keep us posted. :)