Ok. So I just logged onto Ravelry, and 181 people are either knitting themselves a Citron or have finished one already. 181. One woman even knit it twice! I cannot believe this. Thanks (and a big welcome!) to those who came by this here blog for the first time after seeing the Citron pattern last week and said hello. Blogger doesn't always show me the email addresses of commenters, so I couldn't respond to everyone individually. But, hi! I'm so happy you're here!
So let's get on with some Christmas crafting, shall we? The following were recently given to and unwrapped by their recipients, so they are safe to share...
Pattern: Odessa Hat, by Grumperina
Yarn: KnitPicks Swish DK, 1 skein of Grey
Needles: US 4 and 6 circs
Start to Finish: November 11-12, 2009
Notes: Fun and FAST. I love how the spirals grow out of the ribbing at the brim.
Pattern: Republic Hat by Nicole Reeves
Yarn: Louet Riverstone Chunky, some leftovers of Charcoal that equaled about a skein
Needles: US 10 circs
Start to Finish: November 27-December 1, 2009
Notes: Another quick one and I love the big ol' button.
Pattern: Sort of based on the Republic Hat
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, 1 skein of white
Needles: 7mm circs
Start to Finish: November 8-9, 2009
Notes: The brim is seed stitch, and the hat is a little shallow because I ran out of yarn. I like hats like this sometimes, though. The buttons are from a little pouch from Anthropologie that contained a coupon good for the month of my birthday. They looked so cute and I loved the colors so much that I had to put them on something.
Pattern: Friends of the Forest Mitts, by Katrin Silvius
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport, 1 skein of red
Needles: US1 dpns
Start to Finish: October 8-November 6, 2009
Notes: I love these mitts! The length is great and the lace and nupp pattern was just enough to keep things interesting. The pattern has an option to create a convertible mitten-top. Had I enough yarn, I would have because it looks extremely adorable. Oh, I did change the top of the mitts to be twisted rib instead of picot...but just because I got lazy.
There's much more where that came from...this year even family pets got knitted gifts. But for now I really need to put away the computer, the blogs, and the knitting needles and get packing. I'm quite proud of my crafting productivity this year, but the crafting will unfortunately not get me to my in-laws' house.