Day 19 – Some people get knits for life just because of the reaction I get from them.. This sneak peak item from 2015 was a hat for my youngest niece. She didn’t take that hat off for weeks on end.
The year before, I knit her socks, and she immediately took off the socks she was wearing, and put them on.
Her mother (my sister-in-law) was always appreciative of my knitmas gifts; she seemed sad the year my brother decided no more gifts for the adults – so for her, I always knit a gift for her birthday which happens to be January 2nd 🙂
Another way that I get gifts knit throughout the year, is participating in a year-long challenge (a different kind of KAL). One designer I truly love is Woolly Wormhead. On her Ravelry group, they created a challenge to knit a Woolly Dozen.
I’ve participated each year, and have yet to actually knit a dozen, but it does help me get part of the knitting done. Some hats goto the school holiday fair, some are given as gifts during the year, some are donated, and one or two are wrapped up as Christmas gifts.
Below is a peek at one of four I’ve managed to complete this year (yikes!)