Here's a quick update on a couple of things. I reworked my dad's pinecone wreath, and it now looks like this:
It's pretty much identical to what I gave him last year, but I don't want to do a lot to it. I think the pinecones really make this wreath, and to add a lot of fake greenery and berries just wasn't working. I do like the red berries on it though ... adds some bright colour.
I was having trouble making the bow, so I googled how to make bows and found a great tutorial here. Very simple, clear instructions. I was then able to put the bow together quickly using the suggested wired-edged ribbon.
I think my dad will like it!
In the knitting, I've only gotten this far with my daughter's scarf:
I'm using a scroll stitch pattern from my "Stitch Library" book, and just repeating the pattern three times across the scarf. I stretched it out a bit so you can see the lacey scroll pattern ... doesn't it look like waves? I love the shades of blue in this pure wool. I have to use up the entire ball of yarn to make this into an infinity scarf ... so you can see I have a way to go!
That's it for today. I have lots of handmade projects piling up before Christmas. Although I often realize I leave everything too late, I just never feel motivated to make Christmas gifts until closer to Christmas. For me, working under pressure really gets my ideas flowing ;) How about you?
Thanks for stopping by again today!