Holiday gifts and experimenting with knitting . . .

I bought some really nice colorful yarn with hopes of finding a design for a  scarf and gloves,  a Christmas gift.  It was  light weight and the colors are perfect for my grand daughter.  
It has purple!  Eve lives in Juneau and it is cold and snowy up there, so what better gifts than warm knits.  And, I'm so enjoying making her many different items.

I have such trouble reading knitting patteren's and gloves have not been my strong suite, so I bought a simple pair of gloves.. you know the ones you can find that look like a child's but stretch to fit any size.  These were all of a dollar in JoAnns.  I chose a blue color to contrast with the colors in the yarn. 

 Using my crochet hook I popped a hole for each stitch around the wrist and created a fringe of sorts to go with the scarf.  Once the scarf was finished I added the same loopy element down the lower edge.  Different?

As for the scarf, the way I knitted it created a wavy design.  It does not hang straight but has a swivel look and it's long, and can be wrapped around the neck several times.

There's me, modeling this set and I might add,  it looks rather nice.  Sometimes I wish I were able to wear such knits but as most of you know,  I'm in Florida.

At the moment I'm working on a Hat and fingerless glove set for her mom, my daughter-in-law. 

Don't you just love the colors and feel of today's yarns.  We have so much to choose from.
  "Another few Christmas Gifts will be on their merry way to Juneau"

What have you been working on?

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Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I can't knit, but you make me wish I could!


EG CameraGirl said...

The scarf and hat looks warm and cozy!

Martha said...

Wow! They are beautiful! Visiting from Debbie and Shannon's Pinning Party.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love your color combinations and that yarn looks so soft. Stopped by from Sunny Simple.

DIY Vintage Chic said...

Very Cute! I've been crocheting forever but I've never tried to knit. :/ Maybe it's time... Found you through It's So Very Cheri

Jenny said...

What gorgeous colors! Really, really beautiful.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I really like the glove idea. Makes a bought gift personal. I will file that away for next year as a gift to go with a scarf.
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