Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Long Awaited Christmas Wrap Up

Hi guys! I know it's been some time since my last post, but I finally got around to implementing some of the changes that Lisa from Happy in Dole Valley so kindly told me about. This is my first attempt at putting up photos again, so hopefully it works. Most of these FOs are from this Christmas, but two are from last year that I got pictures of this Christmas. Okay, here goes.

I'm pretty sure that I put this up a few months ago, but I made this elephant for my Grandma. She absolutely loved it. My favorite part though was that my Grandpa immediately put it in their Christmas tree. 

I made this dishcloth set for my cousin Ashley. She will be going off to college in the fall, so I thought that they would be a nice, practical gift. They were also super easy because they are purely Stockinet Stitch with a Garter Stitch border. 

I made these towels for my church's Angel Tree. They were pretty fun, but not my favorite to make.

I made this little elephant for my sister, Charlotte. She loved it, which makes sense because she actually picked out both the pattern and the yarn at the beginning of the summer. 

This was part of the Mystery Dishcloth Along that I take part in once a month. It was December's, and I gave it to my mom. I'm not particularly happy with it because it is kind of hard to tell what it is, but that's what you get with a mystery!

I made this Build-a-Bear sweater for my little cousin. It's her favorite color, and she absolutely loves it. I loved how easy it was to make! I definitely plan on making more sweaters soon.

I made this for my Grandpa. He loves simple hats like this, and my sister has made him two before this, and he loved it. I love that it only took me one afternoon to complete.

I actually made this for my Grandma last year, I just forgot to get pictures of it. I love the pink. 

This was also made last year, but for my Grandpa. He is always losing his glasses, so my sister and I made a matching set of cases for him. One for his house, and one for his camper. I made the green, and Charlotte made the brown.

I made this potholder for my Grandma. The color isn't exactly right in the picture, and my only complaint with the pattern is that it is very slow moving. Other than that it turned out nice and thick. 

This was made for my Aunt who absolutely adores Christmas. She loves the design, and immediately set it on display in her house (not the intended purpose for a dishcloth, but with her you know that's coming). The color is the same as the potholder, and I love the way it turned out. You know, except for the pictures. 

This hat was a Christmas present for myself. It was my first attempt at cables; I'm not afraid of them anymore! If I had to redo it I would make the diamonds  a tad taller, but other than that I'm super happy with it.

As usual if you want to read my notes or see more pictures, just click the captions for my Ravelry pages.
I'm so glad I got this picture problem taken care of. Thanks again Lisa!
Until next time!


  1. Jenn! So glad you're able to get pictures up again! I'm hoping it was the Google+ thing...wishing I could remember just what it was about that that worked! If you have time it might be helpful to others who encounter this photo limit thing if you shared what you did while it's fresh in your memory! No pressure though since I'm sure you're back to the books by now. Your projects are wonderful; it's so sweet of you to make and give them as gifts, especially to your grandparents -- so sweet! I especially like your Christmas gift to yourself, very cute. :)

    Blessings & Happy New Year! ~Lisa

    1. Thanks! I think I will do a post about it, or at least explain more clearly. All I really did was upload them from Flicker instead of onto blogger itself, but it would be worth a mention. :)
      And thanks! The gift to me was more to learn how to cable so I could start a pair of socks that I really wanted to do. So far there is little more than the ribbing done (due to five reading intensive classes and no case to safely transport my 1s in) but I hope to be able to work on it a lot soon!
      Blessings to you too, and I pray the family is well!

  2. wowza woman - you were a busy little elf this year!
    i love those elephants and the trellis hat is amazing! really, it all is amazing!
    great job!!

    1. Haha. Thanks! I'm also behind in putting up FOs due to my photo issues earlier, but it's also Christmas and I love making things for everyone. :)
      Thank you so much. You're so sweet. :)