Managed to squeeze out pockets of time for my annual December crafting frenzy. Last Christmas was kind of quiet on the craft gifting front since I didn’t have many friends in Evanston then. But it’s been quite different this year since going to school means building a new network of friends and classmates to bring some joy to.
Not sure why, but red doesn’t seem to photography very well on my point and shoot iPhone camera. The pattern is a bit lost on the visual presented but this is a boot cuff I gifted to my buddy from school (each new student gets assigned one). Boot cuffs seem to be rather popular these days. It’s basically a half sock that you put on and have them peek out of your boot tops. They serve no practical purpose except to look pretty. 😀 And to warm up your calves a little more, maybe? I doubt there is a difference.
Somehow, these things are mighty expensive in the stores, ranging from $20-$30. Not all are knitted/crocheted, mostly wool, cotton or lace. I think it’s an easy and rather pretty gift to make, so this is going into my repertoire of quick and small last minute gifts.
This set of penguins created some misunderstanding online for me. Somehow, at least 2 friends thought I was hinting at babies. lol 😀 (I wish) Well, they were for some babies, but not mine. As you can see, my 2 recipients from Colorado are practically swimming in the hats I made. Thankfully, kids grow fast, so am sure they will fit into them soon. Especially love the little ribbon I added for jiejie penguin, little E is a huge fan of these black and white birds. Her parents said she has been sleeping with the stuffed one ever since she got it. Loved her short video thanking us as well.
Both boot cuffs and penguin hat patterns generously provided online by Repeat Crafter Me.
Lastly, am still trying to speed up and make a bunch of twist cowls for some other classmates. I still have time because everyone is back in their hometowns celebrating Christmas with their families. These will be presented when the term starts again. I still have about 2 more to go at least. But if I have extra yarn (of course I do!), I might do a few more for others who were not on my original list.
Love this twist cowl, it’s nice and puffy, and as you can see, the twist reveals 2 different designs that make it a bit more interesting to wear. Pattern from the ever generous All About Ami.