The New Year is fast approaching and now that all but a few gifts have been given, it is time to post the photos of the knitting I did for Christmas this year.

I’ll do this in order of completion.  Remember you can click on the picture for a larger view…

In April of this year, I took a trip to Las Vegas and I wanted a good travel project that I could put on bamboo circular needles to carry on the airplane.  Well, I searched through my stash and I pulled out a handpainted silk/rayon called SummerHaze from HeartStrings and decided to make the Alka shawl from Myrna Stahman’s “Shawls and Scarves” book, based on Foroese-shaped shawl design.

Isn’t it lovely?  This was for my Mom.  I thought it would keep her shoulders warm in Florida during the cool 50 degree evenings of winter.  I had it hidden away after I finished it this summer.

These were hats from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s “Knitting without Tears” for my Father-in-law and Brother-in-law.  Made from Baby on size 15 needles.  A real quick and satisfying hat.

The next piece was a german design from Burda Strickspitze (hardcover) page 36.  Special thanks goes out to Marga, Maria and Sigrid on the Lace Knitters list for helping me to translate line 92 for the 11 stitches inside the triple yarnover. 

I used dusty rose 10/2 Tencel on size 0 needles.  I think it came out great even if there are 11 instead of 10 repeats!  Its still round….

Well there you have it!  My busy holiday knitting! 

Now back to my copper brown shawl which I hope to finish in the new year…

Happy New Year to everyone!!

Here’s the finished jacket!  Finally got a chance to take a photo.  I was taking photos of all the Christmas gifts prior to wrapping so I took the opportunity to get this one.

I’ve worn it to work a couple of times already.

I’ve been very busy since I finished this project.  I’ve made 5 projects for Christmas.  Wait until New Years for pictures of these. 

I made a great scarf for my assistant Tracey which was made from Rowan Big Wool.  It was 80″ long with Gedifra Fur yarn on the ends.  I’ve got to make myself one now because it came out so scrumptiously soft!  I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of that since I had to give this to her last week before her vacation. When I make one for myself,  I’ll post it.

This will probably be my last post before Christmas so Happy Holidays to you all!!!