Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Parade of Christmas Knits: My Grandparents

Most of the Christmas knitting I'm doing is secret. And I'm preparing posts to go up after Christmas to reveal all. But my grandparents don't access the Internet nor do they have or use a computer, so I think I can safely share these.

My grandparents (my dad's parents) are extremely difficult to shop for. They really don't want anything but are always appreciate of everything. They live pretty simply. They are also very knit-worthy, because they have always been appreciative of the gifts I've given them.

I made my Grandma a scarf. I was worried, at first, that the colors overpowered the pattern and that the pattern was too "young" for my grandma. Now that it is done, I don't have those concerns, and I love it. I probably could have gifted it to anyone who saw me knitting it. (**Poor quality photo alert.**)

Noro Scarf v 1 01

Noro Scarf v 1 02

Pattern: Drop Stitch Scarf (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Color 188(2 balls)
Needles: US 10

For my grandpa, I made a hat using my favorite pattern. It's simple, but hopefully very useful as we've already had a cold start to the winter. I altered the pattern slightly, but not on purpose. I started knitting without looking at the pattern and did the ribbing in 2x2 rib instead of the 1x3 the pattern calls for. It's not a big deal, but I like the look of the 3x1 better.

Seaman's Cap for Grandpa

Pattern: Seaman's Cap (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in a navy blue
Needles: US 7/ US 8

It snowed yesterday, so here's a gratuitous picture of Nola in the snow.
Nola in Snow 01

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Debbie said...

I love the scarf, it turned out beautifully. The hat, as always, is great, too. I still have plans to knit a couple of these for my office's mitten/hat drive before the end of the year. And Nola! She's such a big girl now! I love goldens.

Meg said...

your scarf is amazing! great job!

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