I worked on a few projects in 2013, all of which I am very proud of. Several of the items winged their way to the Netherlands when my husband’s family came to visit and took their gifts back home with them
when they left in September 2013.

First up is my father-in-law, Wim, modeling his cable scarf that I have talked about previously here on the blog.

 

Here is the scarf that I made for my brother-in-law, Joram. It is a deep red alpaca yarn that was used. This picture doesn’t do the scarf much justice. This is my brother-in-law, Joram, and my mother-in-law, Grietje. The picture of the scarf that I made for Joram is below this one.

 

This scarf was a LONG knit. Joram is 6 feet 3 inches tall, and this scarf is as tall as he is! I can’t believe that I had the patience to work on it for that long!

Next up, is my mother-in-law, Grietje, modeling her collar, hat, and scarf that I made for her, along with a close up of where I am at with her shawl. I didn’t manage to get it finished before she left to go back home, and it is still on my needles being worked on.

 

Okay, so the hat is WAY too big for her head. I didn’t have her actual head measurement when I made this, but this hat will not fit anyone’s head that has tried it on to date. So, I think I will remake it to fit her head as she loved it and wished that it fit her head better.

The shawl is in progress. I still have about 40 repeats of 8 rows before I finish this shawl. Of course, I may make it shorter than the original pattern called for. I don’t seem to have the patience to make something really long, but I am trying to keep on knitting on this one for the simple reason that I want to see if I can do it, AND I want to see what it looks like when it is fully aggressively blocked and finished. I still have to take some pictures of it in its current state. However, it looks a lot like what I have previously posted, except it is longer.. J

I finished a shawl for Katie, which is pictured here:

 

Here is of closeup of the lace pattern. The pattern is the 198 yards of Heaven that you can find for free on Ravelry.

 

 

Here is a picture of my darling Katie wearing her shawl and the sweater that I made for her this year.

 

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