I did so much knitting and crocheting the last couple months that my hands were out on strike for a few weeks. I made most of my Yule gifts this year, finished eighteen projects: hats, fingerless mitts, scarves, and cowls. I also completed several other items that were not gifts, with three incomplete gift projects – but one of those was a “you have one more hat coming – choose the color and style (an either/or decision, not an open-ended one). Finishing two of those this month, the other one will be started next month.
Completed: shadow thistle cowl. Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, colorway 59 (discontinued) – a dusty blue-lavender. The stitch used is the “Thistle Leaf” lace stitch pattern from Barbara G. Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.