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FOs: Hats Galore for my Brother’s Family

I made a bunch of hats for my brother’s family for Christmas 2013, every single one of them got a hat…there are five of them.

2013 Christmas hat for my brother

My brother received this hat, a DROPS pattern of course. He loved it, but then his nephew in Germany borrowed it and loved it so much he kept it. Now I take that as a great sign!

So towards the end of the year my brother asked if I could make him another hat, now for those who know me, I LOVE getting requests like this, especially when it’s from family! He really liked the hats I had made for his kids, see below, and requested one in his size. So I used the kids pattern and amended it to fit my head/his head.

2014 hat for my brother

2013 Christmas hat for my sister-in-law

My sister-in-law received this one, which I also knitted for myself and I wear mine all the time in Winter, I posted about it here. She tells me that she loves it too.

2013 Christmas hat for my niece

This one was for my niece Clara, who according to my brother wore it all the time and really, really loved it. The pattern is the same I used for my two nephews.

I told my sister-in-law that she could wash the hats, which stretched it and made it way to big for her to wear, so she asked if she could have another one, and she picked the red and white for the next one, which I just knitted recently.

2014 hat for my niece

2013 Christmas hat for my nephew

This hat was for my nephew, Yoan, who refused to wear any other hat throughout the entire year.

When his mum washed this hat, it shrunk to a size that simply didn’t fit my nephew anymore. So, he said he’d really want another one, but it had to be exactly the same.

2014 hat for my nephew

2013 Christmas hat for my nephew

My smallest nephew, Mateo received this one, which fit perfectly. But being under 1 at the time of receiving this his head grew and he needed a new one this Winter.

2014 hat for my nephew

Overall I made nine hats in total for them and they were all very well received, which makes me very happy indeed.

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FO: Cable Socks for my Mum

It’s December, this year has raced past so fast, and next year is going to be very exciting! So, to close off the year I am going to refocus again on posting about all of my FOs…as regular readers know I have tried to do this before…but I am determined to do it this time!

Today’s FO are a pair of socks I made for my mum in November two years ago.

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It’s a lovely DROPS pattern that I’ve knitted twice now, once for my mum and once for my sister-in-law. It’s a great pattern to knit instead of the usual bog-standard socks, although they are warm and wonderful too.

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My mum loves them too and told me that they fit perfectly…and that’s always a bonus, a happy customer!

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Blogtoberfest Day Seven: Last Years Christmas Socks for my Brother

In a final post about the Christmas presents for my brothers family from last year, here are the socks I knitted for him:

IMG_1657 IMG_1658 IMG_1659 IMG_1660 IMG_1661I don’t feel like I have to say that much about them, only that they definitely took much longer then the socks for the kids. So, in recap, here I posted about my sister-in-laws socks, here are the ones for my nephew and finally here are the ones for my niece.

And finally, here they all are in all their glory.

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FO: Christmas Socks for my Sister-in-Law

I know, I know the title of the post is in the wrong season, right? But, let me explain. These socks are another FO I actually finished right in time for Christmas.

They’re a pair of purple socks, and I followed this pattern.

LG 1I love this pattern, it just adds that extra little bit to what could be really boring socks.

LG 2I actually made the same pair of socks for my mum for Christmas. I’m quite pleased with the result and I love the colour, and my sister-in-law told me that she did too.

LG 3And the cable just looks so pretty on the back…don’t you think?

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