Christmas makings

As the kids and I chose not to give each other Christmas gifts this year, but old habits die hard, I decided to make them something. I tried knitting again, and did make fingerless gloves for the wee girl, but it was looking like, at the rate I was going, it would take till Christmas 2011 to knit something for everyone, so I returned to crochet. But here is a picture of Trina wearing hers on Christmas morning. I made hers from “Stretchy Sock” yarn, 75% cotton 25% wool blend. Christine’s were in green Peruvian wool and Heidi’s in a blue and white Queensland Collection Merino Spray 100% extra fine merino wool. Christine and Trina also got headbands.

Trina's gloves

For the men I made hats. I used Diamond Lima Luxury Collection 100% Peruvian Highland Wool trimmed in Sirdar Clik Aran with wool (70% acrylic 30% wool). I used the pattern in the Fall 2009 Interveave Crochet magazine “Leaf Peeper hats” (p.62) for Simon and Masood. I made one like that for Gary, but Trina said it would need to fit under his bike helmet, so I did hte Tahoe hat (p. 54) in the Sidar Clik for him.

Christmas hats
Christmas hats

The little hat on the bottom of the photo is for my wee girl. Here she is modeling:

the wee model
Mina models her hat and gloves

My mother saw me making these hats and requested one, too. So I also made her one with the Sidar Clik, mostly light with the darker trim.