Sunday, April 25, 2010

april ADVENTure

we're only 244 days away from Saturday, December 25th! can you believe it? if you enjoy creating gifts for the holidays as much as I do, I hope you'll join me as I journey to a calm, crafty Christmas.

this month I created these two gifts:
Pattern: Men's Rustic Scarf from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Vignette, 2 skeins, color: 007, Earth
Needles: US 11 circular

Pattern: Thermis by kris knits
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool, 1 skein, color 00225, Dark Grey Mix
Needles: US 6 Circular
Mods: I only knit ten repeats (instead of twenty) of the cuff pattern to start the project.

finished gift count: 4
finished santa count: 3
finished home deco project count: 1


Jessica said...

Hi Kristyn,
It's late and I'm sleepy but before I went to bed I just had to come catch up with you-- here in your lovely little blog world. Yesterday, I was so excited to get the oh so delicious icecream cone card in the mail. It was sunshine!Completely brightened my day. Thank you so so much!

I see that you are still working away at your wonderfully inspiring ADVENTure...... Good job my friend! You are my hero! I am barely making it past the day to day stuff lately. I LOVE the colors of that beautiful scarf. Gorgeous work on both! Some very special someones are going to be very pleased to receive these gifts at Christmas!

Love & xx to you and fam, Kristyn!

From All Stitched Up said...

It's funny that you brought this up because I was just thiking about this yesterday. Jan 1 I swore I was not going to make Christmas presents this year. April 25 I was thinking maybe I could ....

Meg said...

Awesome job! Mother's Day is sneaking up on me--last year I knitted shawls for my mom and my mother-in-law. I'd be lucky to finish dishcloths in time this year--maybe I'd better start looking ahead to Christmas!

Great job on your gifts, as usual!

Rebekah said...

beautiful projects!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here.

I'm adding thermis to my queue...I've never seen that pattern before

Larissa said...

oh, i forgot all about how much i love the men's rustic scarf. both scarves are gorgeous Kristyn! I'm with Meg trying to get something completed for mother's day - and i just found out the kiddos beloved art teacher is retiring. better get making.... Have a wonderful Monday!

stitching under oaks said...

love both of these projects. I need to get going with this ADVENTure project or I won't be working my way towards a calm crafty holiday...i'll be headed into a crazy cranky holiday.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love both of your knits! What lucky recipients you have :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Wow -- those knits are absolutely perfect. I long for the day that I can put together some like these two masterpieces. Seriously, I'm in awe.

And, I'm chugging away at some Christmas gifts as well. But now that gardening season is upon us, I feel like my projects are taking a back seat.

a friend to knit with said...

you are absolutely the best.

Gloria said...

Hi Kristyn,
These are amazing! I hope the people receiving these beauties REALLY cherish them! :)
Have a blessed day!

Imene said...

I loved the thermis, it's on my ravelry queue. Right now I am in between projects and I can't figure out what to start.
I don't do well with nothing on my needles. I should always cast on before my project is over