With all the holiday festivities going on, I failed to post the pictures of the completed knit and crochet projects I worked on for gift giving (thanks Jenny for the reminder). So below are a few photos of the finished objects.
I am very happy with Jambières avec une attitude. My first attempt at knitting with 4 double-pointed needles turned out to be easier than I anticipated. The self-striping yarn used for these leg warmers (click here see original post for details), looks good. I especially like that while they coordinate with each other, they aren’t “matchy matchy” identical twins. The yarn started out a little scratchy, but got really soft after I wet blocked them using a little hair conditioner in the water; a great tip from Lily Chin. Finally, to keep the cylindrical form, I placed the leg warmers over tall aerosol cans until dry.
The Domestic Goddess Set was a fun and easy project (click here see original post for details). I executed the dishtowel pattern exactly as written. I slightly modified the dishcloth/scrubby. I did fewer rounds and added a loop so the cloth can be hung up to dry. I plan to make a set for myself.
Finally, I knocked out “Rockin” My Morning “Java” Jackets. These crocheted coffee sleeves offer a greener method of protection for fingertips holding scorching hot paper coffee cups. I paired these with coffee bar gift cards and coffee mints. In keeping with my goal to tap my existing stash; these little guys made uses of the odd small scraps of yarn remaining from previous projects.