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To balance my post about Selfish Knitting Month (see below), I thought I’d share some highlights from the Christmas-knitting frenzy. I know it was all over a month ago, but I’m still proud of these projects and wanted to share them with you.

First up is the cowl I knitted from the Manos Silk Blend yarn I bought in Fredericksburg, which went to Amanda. I love the greens and browns in this cowl, and the pattern is a lovely one.

I knitted three other cowls, including one for Lisa out of a Malabrigo colorway called Paris Night. (I love the name!) The pattern name – La-La-Love-You – is also a favorite phrase of Lisa’s, and I loved this cowl so much I’m making one for myself:

I also knitted several hats – and hit upon a brilliant matched set of presents for my sister and brother-in-law. Here they are in their matching His & Hers hats, in Texas Tech colors (Stephen is a Tech grad):

Next are the French Press Slippers – Melynda’s wonderful pattern, which has taken the knitting world by storm. I knitted four pairs – for Mom, Lizzie, Julie and Dawne. This pair is Dawne’s – I love the two-tone look, and I’m thinking I really need to make some for myself.

And finally, a pair of very simple mitts for my very favorite husband. I LOVE this photo of him on Christmas morn, wearing his new penguin pj pants, a llama hat Drew brought him from Peru, and the mitts I made him (also in Malabrigo Paris Night – from Leslie‘s pattern):

It’s COLD here in Abilene – so we’re planning a cozy weekend with soup, books, Friends episodes and lots of tea. Hope your weekend is just as cozy!

(P.S. If you’re reading this and you’re a knitter, I highly recommend Ravelry as a pattern source and helpful community. I’m katieleigh on Ravelry and am always excited to make new friends!)


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