Now that the holiday has come and gone, I can post some pictures of my knitting. I didn't overwhelm myself with holiday knitting this year, but I did give a few knitted gifts. I sent out a couple of these dishcloths from Mason Dixon Knitting to my mother-in-law. She was here when I was making one of them over Thanksgiving, so I knew she'd know what it was. Bob also knit her a scarf (his very first F.O.), but I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it before we sent our gifts to California.
For baby Henry, my newest nephew, I made my version of the Five Hour Baby Sweater (the pattern can be found in the sidebar). This is basically just a sized up version of one of the many "Five Hour Baby Sweaters" that can be found via Google. Needless to say, the sweater takes longer than five hours to knit. I don't know why everyone calls it a five hour sweater. Maybe I'm just slow. In any case, I knit this with Manos del Uruguay in Bramble on US 10 needles. It took about a skein and a half. The sweater is still a little too big for Henry (he's three months old), but fortunately, he lives in Minnesota where one is always in need of a sweater.
For my two nieces, I made tri corner baby hats with Patons Soy Wool Stripes. I've knit this pattern several times before and it makes a great, quick, easy, and super cute gift. Unfortunately, my nieces didn't want to have their pictures taken in their new hats, but baby Henry didn't seem to mind modeling more of Aunt Courtney's hand knits. Thanks, Henry!
The only other knitted gift that I gave was a scarf that I made for my mom. I used a pattern for a Diagonal Drop Stitch Scarf that I got last fall when I was looking for patterns for the Funky Scarf Swap. I used two balls of Artful Yarns Heavenly that I got in Kansas City. I'm still working on one more gift that's for a friend I won't see until tomorrow. It's the type of knitted gift that comes in pairs, so my friend may get one of the items and an IOU for its mate. Since my friend will be here for a few days, I will no doubt be able to finish the pair before the visit is over.
I received a lot of knitting related gifts. I think that my knitting makes me easy to shop for. The Amazon whishlist is also a good thing, and I got several additions to my knitting library. I have yet to photograph or even unpack most of those gifts, so I will wait to report on those until a later date. Happy Holidays, Y'all!