Knitting for Christmas

To be honest, I never thought I’d be one of those people. You know, that extremely crafty crowd of people who love to make things, and who make all of their Christmas gifts?

I’m way too lazy for that.

But here we are, December 2011, and it turns out that I’m actually using all the craftiness I have to make my Christmas gifts. In the recent months I’ve been faced with both a problem and its solution : I had very little money for Christmas gifts this year, and I have an immense stash of yarn. So I decided, I’ll be knitting for Christmas! I still have lots to do, but I’m confident I can make it (especially once the extra yarn I ordered finally arrives home!)

I really wanted to share with you all what I’ve been working on, but since I have some friends and family members (whom these gifts are for) who sometimes stop by the blog, I have to be careful!

So think of it like a game : what am I making, and for whom?

There’s this one, that’s finished and ready to be wrapped :

And this colorful buddy, which is close to completion but is still missing some crucial parts :

This one, I have yet to start (there’s a clue in this post) :

This is going to be super colorful, and I am actually putting the last touch to it this very afternoon :

And there are more! I am currently waiting on Christmas colors to make my mom some cute, tiny, Christmas ornaments, and on some pink to make my friend a toy for her new baby 🙂 And then, I promised something for the Man of the House, but that will depend on how much time I have left!

I’ve knit something for my mom almost every year since I started knitting about 4, 5 years ago, but it’s the first time that I actually decided to make this many gifts for Christmas. It’s been keeping me busy but it also feels really good at the same time! I hope the recipients will enjoy them at least half as much as I enjoyed making them. 🙂

Anyone else crafting some of their Christmas gifts?

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12 responses to “Knitting for Christmas”

  1. becomingcliche says :

    I am learning to knit, but I am so bad, and so slow. If I start this year, I’m not sure I’d be finished with the first scarf by the next millennium. But I do make candy, cookies, and apple butter for gifts.

  2. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... says :

    Oh wow. I love it! You’re very talented. I would love homemade gifts. Do you have an etsy shop?

  3. Word Lily says :

    I’ve got some already done and a few more in progress. 🙂

  4. BermudaOnion says :

    I wear medium. Do you need my address? lol Your friends and family are very lucky!

  5. Denny says :

    I enjoy your book reviews, but I really enjoyed this little gem …. I like making gifts, they contain a little of myself. I love receiving gifts that have been made specially for me – a poem, a framed photograph, my favourite cake …

  6. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea says :

    I love the rainbow assortment of yarns.

  7. Life as Mia says :

    You are so creative, I cant knit at all! But I do envy the christmas gifts your family and friends are getting, ohh if it were me, I would knit an awesome top! Maybe a matching scarf! 😀

  8. zibilee says :

    I love this idea and really need to refresh my knitting skills so that I can do this next year! I also love those multicolored balls of yarn, and think that I could make something fantastic with a few of those. Great job with all this!

  9. toothy says :

    i’m so jealous of your knitting skills! i can only crochet, but i can’t crochet nearly as fast as you to actually make something for everyone in the family and i don’t think my skills are near good enough either. i did ended up making my family presents by casting some keychains using the same techniques as you would to cast a dental crown. maybe i’ll make a post of it to show the process after christmas so i won’t ruin the surprise for my family.

  10. Vasilly says :

    Looking at your yarn makes me want to learn how to knit! 🙂

  11. VioletCrush says :

    I absolutely love the colors you use. I’m looking forward to see your finished products.

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