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Knitting Gallery!

As promised, here is my gallery of knitted gifts that I made for family members for Christmas. I do still love to knit, but I’m not sure I’ll be attempting the knitted-Xmas-gifts-for-everyone feat again. Too much pressure! But I’m pleased with what I was able to make, and I’m eager to display my accomplishments!

Scarf for my husband’s niece—I followed the Tilted Ribby Scarf pattern by Vivienne Cleary on Ravelry


Zipper travel pouch—I made a few of these in different colors as birthday gifts for various family members last year. I made up the pattern myself.




Basic seed-stitch scarf for another of my husband’s nieces.


Potholders for my mom—these were actually a Mother’s Day gift, not Christmas.


Scarf for my husband’s sister-in-law—simple garter stitch with fringe


 Scarf for my aunt; inspired by the Eton’s Scarf pattern by Jennifer Refat on Ravelry


As requested, a “red with some green in it” scarf for my mother-in-law, also inspired by the Eton’s Scarf pattern


Simple garter-stitch scarf in a (specifically requested) soft multi-color yarn for another loved one


Another simple garter-stitch scarf, for another sister-in-law


For yet another sister-in-law, another scarf inspired by the Eton’s Scarf pattern


Basket-weave scarf for my husband’s nephew


An extra-long and extra-soft basket-weave scarf for my best friend


Toboggan for my mom to match the scarf I made for her birthday—I made up this pattern based on the Eton’s Scarf pattern and other hat patterns I’ve used before.


Socks for my father-in-law…I still haven’t finished them! I followed the Hunters’ Socks pattern by Freshisle Fibers on Ravelry.


That’s about it! Thanks for letting me show off my handiwork. I’m so glad to have this fun and fruitful new hobby!

11 comments on “Knitting Gallery!

  1. whatmeread
    January 27, 2015

    Hi, Sarrah, just letting you know that none of your pictures show up on either browser I tried. I don’t usually have trouble seeing images, so can’t tell you why that might be.


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 27, 2015

      Oh, really? Thanks for letting me know. I think I might know how to fix it, and I’ll try it a.s.a.p.


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 27, 2015

      Ok I think I fixed it. If you wouldn’t mind to check again and let me know if you still can’t see them, that’d be great. Thanks again.


  2. emilievardaman
    January 27, 2015

    You’ve been one busy woman, Sarrah! Nice work.


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 27, 2015

      Thanks, Emilie! Yes, like I said, I don’t think I’ll be quite so ambitious in the future. I learn from my mistakes—sometimes, anyway!


  3. R J Madigan
    January 27, 2015

    Wow! I love knitting too, but I’m only a beginner. Definitely not as good as you yet. I am really enjoying following your blog. I have just published a multi-touch iBook and have a blog at http://www.swordofair.net that you might enjoy too. Take care. Rae.


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 27, 2015

      Hi, thanks for your encouragement! I’m glad you are enjoying my blog, and I’m sure you’ll advance with your knitting soon; it just takes practice, and besides, we writers tend to be fast learners! Best of luck with your book.


  4. Cecilia
    January 28, 2015

    Wow, that’s a lot of knitting! It all looks wonderful. I like how even basic stitches turned out so nicely. I’ve tried to knit on and off over the years but have never gotten good. I’ve basically tried to remember childhood lessons and teach myself by reading books and watching videos…very challenging!


    • Sarrah J. Woods
      January 28, 2015

      Thank you, Cecilia. I had a hard time teaching myself at first, too. I made a few really disastrous projects, but I stuck with it, watched YouTube videos and consulted some books I checked out from the library, and just kept trying. Eventually I began to understand what was happening with the yarn more, and I figured out how to identify and fix simple mistakes I made. Then I pretty much took off! I’m sure you can do the same. Knitting is a really relaxing hobby for me…well, except when I give myself project deadlines, like Christmas!


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