To my surprise this yarn came with the beads strung onto it which made for a very fun knit. It was gifted to my hairdresser's little one.
My sister and I each bought two of these Fairy Scarf kits in Cannon Beach, OR. They were fun to make, but both of us added extra yarn. It took a while to attach the little decorations though, and each kit came with the little green book that told the story of fairy scarves.
Here's another fun project that's a spin-off of the Almost Lost Dishcloth pattern. I used that never ending ball of Christmas yarn to make the starfish.
For the first time in ages I tried making a toy, a mouse, for Max. It, too, was a fun knit and the pattern included several choices for hats.
Because my younger daughter's name is the same as this pattern, I had to make these socks for her. And needless to say, Catherine loves the color purple as well as the nice yarn that I got quite a while ago from Wandering Cat.
That's it for the Christmas gift finishes, but since we have lots of family birthdays right afterwards, I will share those finishes later. These last two photos are from a life-size walk-through gingerbread house that we visited with the grandkids. It was in the foyer of a local hotel but most likely gone by now. Here's a list of the ingredients! Donations from visitors went to the local Children's Hospital.
Hope you're all enjoying these first few days of the New Year!