Saturday, November 29, 2008

Handknit Holidays

Thanksgiving weekend has been a lot of fun so far. For me, it really kicks off the holiday season. And in that spirit, I've been Christmas shopping, crafting, gift wrapping, stamping etc etc... And I love it!

First up, a little baby santa hat to go with a Dr Seuss onesie that I found. How cute is that!

The pattern is Kathy Pasusta's Santa hat from 'Handknit Holidays'. I think this pattern is a lot of fun, and most of my family have a version of this hat. I love the book too; there are soo very many things that I'd like to make.

On the topic of gift knitting, I'm looking for advice:

I found these great gloves, and would like to make a scarf or shawl to go with them. It doesn't have to match per se... just complement.

I looked through my stash (I love purple, and just knew there would be something that worked) and sure enough one of my highly coveted Sundara sock yarns would complement the gloves beautifully. But what to make? I only have 350 yards of the purple. And I also have some espresso brown Koigu, if needed, to add to the project.

One thought is the stained glass scarf (ravelry link), also from Holiday Knits, and maybe modifying to add a few cables? Too boring?

Or maybe something like 'through the loops' version of the silk kerchief?

Or what about a ruffle scarf of some description? (Ravelry links). Hmm I'm thinking I like this best...

What are your thoughts? Suggestions are welcomed :)


Daniela said...

Hi Sam,
I think I would do an hat with purple wool, more than a scarf. An hat with same cables of the gloves.
But also a scarf would be great!

Let us know when you decide and show us pics!

Bea said...

Love the Santa hat with the Grinch onesie. So so cute!

I vote for the ruffle scarf under the word some or the silk kerchief version. Though I wonder if you have enough purple for that ruffle scarf.

Luni said...

That hat/onesie combo is a hoot! Baby will looks sooo cute in it. Not sure about which scarf pattern would work best. I'm late commenting--maybe you've already decided?

5elementknitr said...

OK, that first and second ruffle scarf strike me as somewhat.... intestinal? The Just Enough Ruffle one is really pretty. I love, LOVE the stained glass scarf. There's a reversible cable scarf on Rav called Palindrome, that would go well with the cables on your gloves.

What a perfect xmas outfit for a baby! The grinch is the coolest!

Stacey said...

I say go for the the just enough ruffles pattern. I've made one and plan on making's a quick and fun knit! I am loving that purple yarn, it's gorgeous!

StarSpry said...

I love the Santa hat & Dr. Seuss onesie :D

Beautiful gloves and purple yarn! I think the Irish Hiking Scarf would look cool because of the cables. Of coures, it calls for thicker yarn, so I'm not sure if you'd have enough?

Oiyi said...

Love the hat! It's on my list of things to make for Christmas.