Well, Christmas is over :(. I can't believe it. I did get most of my Christmas knitting done with a few acceptable exceptions. Let me fill you in on what I have finished since my last FO post!
First up is one of many pairs of Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. This pair is made from Patons Classic Wool in Deep Olive and Natural Mix. There is a Fun Fur trim on the top that is done holding 2 strands of the wool and one strand of the Fun Fur in Sandstone. I love the way these came out. They are suppose to be women's size 11 so i made the men's size 13. It looks like they are going to fit but I have not given these to there recipient yet! We'll see!
Next: pink and black! I love the colors on these, but I don't like the shape as well. These have not been gifted yet either. The pink yarn is elann Peruvian Highland wool in Carmine Pink (discontinued). The black is Patons Classic Wool. Just like the first pair, these have a Fun Fur trim which is Lion Brand Fun Fur in Rainbow. These are super fun! The size is women's 10.
Blue and brown! I love these! The wool is Patons again in Too Teal and Chestnut Brown. This time the fun around the top is not Fun Fur but Patons Allure in Mink. This is another pair that has not been gifted. These are going to be hard to give away. I really like them!
These are the second pair of maroon clogs that I had to make for my dad. These fit much better. Did i tell you all that i made the first 2 pairs on the wrong needle size? I couldn't believe it! I did them on size 11s and the pattern calls for 13s. This is why the first pair was a bit small! Oh well! At least I have corrected the problem now! I gave these to him for Christmas and he just loves them! He has harldy taken them off! I am so glad he likes them. Mom loves hers too (the blue and grey ones from a previous post)! She has already asked for another pair!
This is a pic of the bottom of the blue and brown pair. I added a silicone caluk to all the bottoms so they would be slip resistant. This turned out great! You have to use soapy water to move the caulk around, but I have to say it was a lot of fun! i got 5 pairs of clogs out of one regular size tube of caulking.
Ok this wasn't a Christmas present but it is a FO!! My prayer shawl ministry group knit this one together for one of our members. She has no idea we are doing it and has not recieved it yet! I just had to show it off because it is beautiful! It is made out of 14 different yarns! you just cast on the length (in this case 165 stitches) and knit across changing yarns every row. this makes the fringe as you are knitting. the colors are so rich - reds, oranges, browns, and one dark yellow. it is so heavy too! it will be great for the winter! It will be blessed and given to her in a couple of weeks! She will be so surprised!
This is another prayer shawl. It was done in a basketweave pattern. I am really pleased with how it came out. It is Jo-Ann's Sensations Rainbow Classic in the Bright Multi colorway. These are huge skeins (615yds) so it only took one skein! I added ribbon to the fringe for a little extra prettiness (is that a word?...it is now!).
As you can see I have been busy! I have plans for about 5 more prayer shawls that need to be done before mid February! WOW! I am going to need to enlist some help! Wish me luck!