Two Red Sweaters with White Snowflake buttons, all made by mama. I bought the book "Phoebe's Sweater ", to make sweaters for the girls, and give them the warm woolies and the book for Christmas.
I made Eowyn's first, then finished up Istra's, and I'm glad I did them in that order, since Istra's was smaller, it seemed to whip along, which is how you want things to go, when you are this close to Christmas. I used Cascade Eco+ from Spinning Yarns, of course. It took 2 skeins for Eowyn's, but I was able to do Istra's with the rest of the yarn from Eowyn's, plus one skein. Very economical! I love that yarn. I working on an adult man sweater...no more details than that before Christmas, with the same yarn, in a different color.
This is Eowyn's Sweater. Istra's is the same, but needs 2 more buttons, to be officially done:
I love these sweaters and can't wait to see them on the girls. I found there is now an adult version, available, and I'm seriously considering making one for mama.
How is the gifting going for you? Are you making anything this year? I still have a couple things on the needles, and a couple more I'm thinking of adding. A little sewing tossed in, for good measure, and possibly some preserve making and baking. So fun!
Once Christmas is over, I have a list of things to knit for myself!