I did very little knitting this year for Christmas. I've done very little knitting the past 3 months. The socks featured in the blog entry a few entries down are in time out, off the needles and waiting to be rewound. Somehow the gauge (even though I did the math) just wasn't right, so I'm starting over with new yarn, and a smaller stitch count. I finished the Glittens, but forgot to take a picture of them before giving them to my friend.
Thankfully I finished the below Christmas present before my 'not in a knitting' mood struck. The person it is for doesn't read this blog, or at least has never mentioned that she does, so I don't think she'll see it before hand.
It's the Rose of England Shawl. Yarn: Size 3 cotton crochet yarn on size 3 needles. I went back and forth about giving this to my chosen person, because I am really afraid it is not quite what she had in mind. It's for a table top not to be worn, thus I used heavier yarn, but I think it might be to heavy. I also, as I always do, ran out of yarn, so fudged the edging.
I finally set about blocking it a bit today. Mostly with a steam iron and hoping to get the points a bit out so that it might lay or hang somewhat straight.
It's a pretty shawl, just not so much in love with it. But it's a design I think my chosen receiver might like (roses being one of her favorite flowers) and in a color that she likes (yellows and greens are her favorite) Plus it's a supplement gift. My husband bought the 'real' gift months ago.
I hate talking bad about my knitting, but I don't know. It's probably a good thing that this was about the only Christmas knitting I did this year.