This hat is a very quick knit and was one of my Christmas presents to my daughter. I promised I wouldn't knit for Christmas this year and I broke that promise about 10 days before the 25th. I guess I needed a little last minute stress.
Pattern: Thorpe Hat (free pattern)
and a matching scarf!
I put this ornament together using wooden skewers cut to faux knitting needle length. I glued a bead on the ends. I wound leftover yarn which was a great way of using up bits of yarn you don't know what to do with.
I printed out and attached this tag which is apropos for all of us knitters!
So, while we were on the "emergency" track, I ordered my daughter and myself this knitting bag. Customer service from this site was fantastic! Check out their other colors at Illiane's Corner.
Christmas Day was spent at my son-in-law's family home. His mom passed away last January. She was a wonderful mom, grandma, crafter, etc. The tree was decorated with all her hand-crocheted ornaments, mostly victorian and snowflakes. All were white with an occasional touch of color.
There were probably 25+ people there. At the end of the day, all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were invited to go up to the Christmas tree and select an ornament(s) to bring home with them as a momento of their beloved grandma. It was very touching to see what everyone selected. Every year there was a handmade quilt, sweater, or mittens under the tree for them. She is definitely missed.
My daughter and I went to WEBS the day after Christmas. WEBS is known as the world's largest yarn shop. Again, the customer service just cannot be beat.
My daughter asked me if shopping at WEBS ever becomes less overwhelming. I told her it gets easier. However, by the time I left the store, I was totally exhausted and overcome by the fiber fumes.
If you can't find the yarn you are looking for at this store, it doesn't exist.
I purchased nine skeins of Berocco Lustra which is one of their new lines. It is Merino and Tencel and is marvelously soft. I received the Knitpicks "Harmony" needle set as a Christmas present and the combination of this yarn and needles is a marriage made in heaven.