Thursday, 10 November 2011

Decisions, decisions, decisions

So you have seen them... Yes the Christmas adverts have arrived, and it is time to think about presents for my family. I try to knit/crochet a shawl for Mamy (my Grandma) every year. She is always cold, and she loves telling ALL her friends that I have made what she is wearing. So where do you go for inspiration.. yes, ravelry. Here is my selection so far (if you want to get the pattern, I queued them all on my ravelry profile). But what to choose?

I chose a mix of winter-y shawls and more spring-y. It is all colour neutral now, so I cannot get influenced by the colour - does it make it easier, not sure?

There are all very different and requiring varying degree of skills, and varying lenghts of stockinette. I really don't want to get bored otherwise, it will never happen...

And then there is the outsider: the SHRUG. I really do like it, but is it Mamy's style, not sure... I am wondering if she is not a Navdanya prayer shawl... Decisions, decisions, decisions...

So what is your favourite guys?? Have you already thought of Christmas presents - even started making them??

PS: Just ONE day to go before my holiday, I am SO excited!


  1. I like the Calais Shawl!!! And I haven't really started making gifts yet... The pressure's on!!

    Have a great time on holiday xx

  2. They all look beautiful! I started making my presents in August, Hippo complained that I was always busy in December, that and raspberry gin takes 3 months to make. Happy holidays! xxx

  3. I've had Ginko in my queue for a while, so I vote that one. But you can't really go wrong!

  4. I've made the last one, the Rowan pattern. It is fun, and cosy, but not the most wearable. I love it so much, but it takes up a lot of space in my already-small closet. Love all those shawls you've queued!

  5. Hi! They all look very nice but my favourites are: Summer Flies, Calais Shawls and the last one (so cute!).

    Regarding the readings, I ended up buying 'The Marriage Plot' by Jeffrey Eugenides. Never read anything by this author but the story intrigued me a lot (the main character "Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels"...). So far I love it!

    Have a great holiday!

  6. They're all beautiful! How could you possibly pick?

  7. I just recently knit Gingko shawlette. It goes totally fast because of the stockinette yet is not boring. Totally recommendable.


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