Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hand knitted gifts for Christmas


I am back from celebrating Christmas with my family. I have just spent a couple of days at home relaxing and eating way too much chocolate. It has been wonderful! I wanted to share photos with you of the gifts I knitted this year for my mom,dad, and sister. I am already thinking of what I will be knitting for next year! it was so nice to be able to give everyone something knitted from "Needles and Wool".

First up are socks for my mom...

Then gave my sister a knitted cowl... 

 I gave my dad a knitted hat....

The hat was also wrapped with a bow, but I took the photo after he opened it.

I hope that if you were also celebrating with family you had a wonderful Christmas. 

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hello Friends,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy Holidays! This has been a really busy time of year for me with finishing exams at school,Christmas shopping, and holiday activities.  It is nice to think that in the next few days everything will slow down as we are able to just enjoy time with family and enjoy all that Christmas brings. Below is a photo of the busy and enjoyable holiday season! I enjoyed it so much this year and I love our family traditions and new tradtions I am starting as well.

 Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Knitted Cozy Hat

Hi Friends,

I have just completed a purple hat made from Loops and Threads cozy wool yesterday.  I started knitting the hat in September, but then it got really busy with school and it got put aside. There was only decreasing to do to complete the hat, so it was a quick finish last night.  Here it is below! And I used the same pattern as a previous post with a few changes. There is ribbed stitch which is knit two, purl two at the bottom, then it is knitting through the rest of the hat. 


1. Cast on 2 stitches for every inch of the person's head or depends on your gauge (my head was 22 inches around so I casted on 44 stitches)

2. K2, p2 all the way around until ribbing is the length you desire.

3. K all the way around until hat measures 6" - 7" then start to decrease

4. To decrease: divide your hat up into groups of 8 stitches and put markers.  Decrease by knitting two stitches together in each group once you reach the marker and then knit the rest of the stitches.

 5. Do this until you arrive at 4 stitches and cut your yarn about 6" then pull the yarn through the stitches with a crochet hook or darning needle then weave the remaining yarn down through the top of the hat.

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Happy Holidays!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Getting in the spirit and knitting Christmas gifts

Hello Friends,

I am so happy today because I am finally finished the semester at University. I finished my last exam today and I am so thrilled I will be able to post here again I really missed blogging and visiting your blogs! Here's what I have been up to for the holidays...

Santa waving hello in the Christmas parade

Decorated our Christmas tree! 

Distillery District Toronto Tree at the Christmas Market

Milo says "meowy Christmas!"

Rupert wants to say Merry Christmas!
 I have started knitting my sister a scarf as a Christmas gift. I will be also working on knitting some socks for my mom.

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