Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Gifts

Yesterday I was trying to get this little beauty (that would be the cowl) all finished and wrapped for gifting today.  Which also explains the dreadful late-night lighting in the shots.

The 'I need sleep' shot

The cowl is a fabulous pattern from Phydeaux designs - the Phydeaux Twist Cowl.  It is worked on size 19 needles with a super bulky yarn.  Perfect for those last minute gifts :).  The yarn is Malabrigo Rasta in colourway Piedras.  Good grief this yarn is wonderfully soft and smooshy.  Oh, and this work in progress picture is a much better representation of the actual colourway.

Phydeaux cowl WIP

The recipient is a very dear lady from daycare that has known, and cared for, Naomi since she was 3 months old.  It was a Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Merry Christmas, Fond Farewell and Thank you gift.  This sweet lady is moving out of state and will be dearly missed by our whole family, but mostly Naomi who would run to class each day and give this lady a big cuddle.  (The congratulations piece - she got married, on her birthday, which happened to be 12/12/12. Very cool!)

The other little gifties that I put together since my last blog update were a handful of Christmas gifts for some local friends.  I found these chocolate fondue pots, and packaged them with mini marshmallows and some decorated forks from Tulle and Twig.  I was really pleased with how this all came together.
Fondue favours
Have you been Christmas crafting too?  I'd love to hear what you are working on.

Ok, I've got to run... more gifts to complete and the clock is ticking!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs, Sam xxx


Nicky said...

It's been confirmed -- I MUST get my hands on some Malabrigo Rasta before my self-imposed yarn ban for 2013.

Your gifts are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I've been not working on the handmade gifts I'm supposed to finish. I've already told the recipients to expect their surprises for New Years! Bad, bad crafter I am but my work life definitely got in the way of crafting the last two months. Can't wait for it to be over!

Monica said...

Oh, after seeing your great cowl...I want to bring home some Rasta. Then I'll hope that I can get this pattern as well as you did. This is a gorgeous gift. I'm sure she will love it. The sweet treats are very cute! Have a wonderful weekend.

Wens said...

Gorgeous cowl. I love the little fondue box you put together! The snowflake box is adorable! I'm in the middle of making a ton of cookies at the moment.

Nicky said...

Just dropping by to say "Merry Christmas to you and yours!"

Kepanie said...

Rasta is such a great yarn! This one you picked looks so wonderfully cheerful. What a fabulous job you've done on this.