Tomorrow is Christmas eve. This year I set out to make most of my holiday gifts, unfortunately I've not been able to complete all of them yet....but I will get them done! I'm setting a second goal of January 7th, which is technically the Christmas that I celebrate.
Anywho, since I've given out a few of my gifts, I no longer have to worry about posting about them and ruining the surprise! (And I'll freely post about my mom's gifts because she does not use the internet!)
First, I knit my friend Stephanie a "Honey Cowl" in Madelinetosk DK in "Fragrant." It is a mixture of different pinks (her favorite color) and really came out nice! I made the one skein version and you can wrap it around your neck twice--when you do this it is snug on your neck (which honestly I found to be very nice). [Steph really liked the cowl!]
For my bosses at my internship, knit them each a coffee cup/mug cozy and crocheted a coaster. Each got really excited when I gave them their presents--that's always nice to experience :).
Finally, one of my mom's gifts is a set of two towels for the kitchen. In 2009 I started making her two kitchen towels....she got them in 2010 as well and now again in 2011. I learned a new technique of embroidering a chain stitch along the edge of the towel and then crocheting on to that. It really saved time when making these. (Yes, I made these today....Christmas eve eve!).
My mom is also getting the knit vest I made, which I posted about here. I'll get some pictures of her in it once I give it to her. I really hope she likes it....