Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I know its super early...

But i've already been hard at work with Christmas gifts owing to a nearly zero budget this year, and i've been desperate to post!
(for those who read my blog you know we bought a rundown house leaving us with practically zilch)
I've added knitting to my repertoire this year so heres my list so far of people and presents i'd like to get done.

I am making for
Mum -Frilly Scarf/ Chilli Jam
Dad - Hat that actually Fits his head/ Chilli oil
Brother - Manly cowl or hat?/ Recipe book (student)
Girl Cousin - Headband using Stefanie Japel's Scarflette pattern and maybe some easy mittens
Auntie - Metallic colourway frilly scarf/ Chilli Jam
Sister in Law - Honey cowl in seriously pink glittery yarn
Mother in Law - Green Frilly Scarf
Father in Law - Chilli oil,
Best Friend - Honey cowl in earthy autumn tones.

This may increase depending on my productivity.
The frilly scarf above is the first of many. This is for my Mama to compliment her favorite emerald green coat.
I've nearly completed a plain green one for M.I.L

As always this is hush hush as my family read my blog, But please feel free to mosey on over there!
I'm at


  1. What a gorgeous scarf - I love the lacy look, and the colour combination :) Men really are hard to craft for, lol. The only guy gift I've made that went over REALLY well was a New England Patriots quilt for our oldest son -- other than that - not so much luck, lol. Good for you getting a head start so you won't be running around on Christmas Eve trying to finish everything! I still have several gifts to get ready but I have my list made and I'm trying hard to stick to a schedule :) Today I need to make a bucket hat (and maybe get a start on a second one) :)

  2. this is not early :)
    It's about time to get ready for the holidays!

  3. Wow... that sounds like a lot! Can't wait to see the finished products.
    Also noticed you guys are in the middle of renovations, I would love to see the "before and after" shots!

  4. scarf is looking wonderful, you sure are going to be a busy bee, I have not even started thinking of what to do lol


  5. It is great. Christmas gifts are really unique. You will be busy


  6. You can't beat handmade Christmas gifts... I hope you get it all done :)
    Sara x

  7. C'mon, when are we going to see your creations?! :)

  8. Scarf is a perfect gift this holiday season, i know your family will love it.