Okay, so I know this is last minute if this is going to help anyone LOL But here goes.
This year's homemade presents:
This is just the loveliest hat I've ever made <3 It's made using the beautiful Candle Flame stitch pattern, from the wonderful shawl by the same name by Dean Crane. My mum asked for a warm and slouchy hat for the cold season, and the Candle Flame came to mind - now I simply have to have one for myself :-)
I accidentally bought 2 skeins of Schoppelwolle Zauberball Single Tropical Fish, because it's just the prettiest yarn ever <3 When I tried to find a worthy project for it, this simple shawl (or wrap) popped up in my head :-)
My friends breed endlessly ;-) Which means there's always a new present to knit. This one is a seamless hooded sweater with raglan sleeves and a beautiful braided cable pattern all down the front, from the top of the hood.
I made this aran for my nephew for Christmas and finally I have the pattern written down. The size is still only for 18 months, but I'm hoping to adjust it for other sizes some day.