Since the holidays are over and all gifts have been received and opened, I can finally post about some things I made.
A very shiny owl 🙂 Made from this pattern (it’s in Swedish, but Google translate is your friend), with metallic silver yarn. I crocheted with two strands because the yarn is very thin, but it still became bigger than I thought it would.
Candle holder. I’ve seen a lot of people make these and I wanted to try it, but the varying size of the glass jars people use means that there aren’t really any pattern available. But I decided to try anyway, and it actually wasn’t very hard to make the pattern fit the jar. Maybe I’ll make more some time 🙂
And finally, a scarf. The pattern is called Spiral Staircase, and it’s free to download from Ravelry 🙂 I was actually knitting this for myself, but then my aunt saw me making it a few days before Christmas and really wanted it, so I decided to just give it to her. If I could just finish it first… My only chance of giving it to her without her noticing was to finish it before dinner on Christmas Eve, or it would be too late. So I knit like crazy that day, so much that my hands cramped up and my mother had to knit the last two rows for me because I just couldn’t. My aunt was peeling potatoes in the kitchen, so after the ends were woven in and a few quick photos taken, I snuck upstairs to wrap it. And then it was time to get dressed and set the table, so she didn’t notice that I wasn’t knitting anymore. Phew! I’m a knitting ninja 😀
I didn’t take any pictures of my aunt wearing it (and I wouldn’t want to post pics of her here on my blog anyway, at least not without her permission), so here’s what it looks like on me:
So now I need to make myself a new scarf… 😛