The next round of gifts I made this year was sent to my family in Kansas City, and it comprised most of my knitting and crocheting efforts.
Clockwise from top left: I made sport weight socks for both of my grandparents using Louet GEMS yarn and two of my own designs, Chittery Chattery and Alameda (more on this later).
Next is a crocheted placemat which was requested by my grandfather to commemorate the Royals' American League Championship Title - you can't tell in the photo, unfortunately, but it's the perfect shade of Royal blue (I used Baah Shasta in London Blue for the main color).
Speaking of colors which really don't show up in the low light of mid-winter, we have my dad's navy blue hat knit in Zealana Air Chunky. I just did a simple rib and winged it - you can find more details here on my Ravelry project page if you're so inclined. It's incredibly soft and warm, and I'm pleased to report that Dad really loved it!
Last but not least is the Monster Tissue Cozy I knit for my mother, which she's been dropping some not-so-subtle hints about. Message received! She was quite ecstatic about it, too!
You may recall this fun pink flamingo from a few months back, which was one of my FreshStitches Kit Club shipments. I ended up gifting this to my cousin's adorable new baby Dany, and she loved it!
I also crocheted two more FreshStitches cuties, the Amigurumi Deer from Stacey's Woodland Creatures Craftsy Class for my grandmother (she loves my little critters!) and a Christmas-y Nelson the Owl for my mom.
On Friday, I'll be sharing my final holiday gift projects. Have a safe & happy new year - thanks for stopping by!