I did a LOT of Christmas knitting this year, and absolutely no Christmas blogging at all -- sorry about that!
The projects were a lot of fun, so I figured I'd go back in time a little just to show them off.
First off, a pair of Endpaper Mitts in an alpaca silk yarn. I was over in Victoria, and dropped into the Beehive Wool shop, and they had the yarn on for $5/ball -- what a bargain! I also reversed the colours on the second mitt because I thought it would look funky, and it did! They were given to one of the graphic designers at work, and they totally suit her.
I couldn't figure out what to give to my infant nephew this Christmas — he's a younger brother, so he's got TONS of toys and clothes. So at the last minute, I whipped up a Baby Surprise Jacket for him, and it was perfect on him. This was a hit at Knit Nite, too — I know I got at least one other knitter to start one after she saw this one.
And then there were the four preschool teachers at Andrew's school. Last year, I made them all Fetchings, and this year, they each received a Branching Out scarf.
This was such a fun pattern to knit that I'm working on another Branching Out, either for me or for one of the birthday gifts that I've got coming up in the next couple of weeks.