Deck the Halls With Malabrigo

…tra la la la la, la la la laaaah!

A final post about this year’s Christmas knits.

First up, my blatant copy of Stephen West’s Pom Pom It hat, except I used Ravelry Red rather than  Sealing Wax red Malabrigo Twist.  This was my Christmas Eve hospital knitting.

So soft, so warm, so much androgynous fun!
I made the Pom Pom on Christmas Day while munching Finnish buns.
OMG Finnish buns!?!  You want the recipe don’t you?  It is here.

But what’s this?  I haven’t seen you knitting that shawl, Roo ?
That’s because I didn’t.  This gorgeous golden piece of confectionery was a Christmas gift from my dear friend Christine.  Isn’t it beautiful? 
Hang on, I’ll put down my hat…  look!


 It is knitted from Malabrigo sock and it is the most wonderfully drapey shawl I own!  MMMMMalabrigo!  I can’t tell you what the pattern is, because Christine is sneaky and hasn’t added the project to Ravelry yet.  I need to take blocking lessons from  Christine – this emerged from its parcel looking like a knitty film-star ; )

How is this for drape?  Just wow!  Thank you, Christine!

And finally…

I finished the Cambium Socks for The Girl.  They are far from photogenic.  But they are black, thick and lacey.  You can’t see in this picture (or any other I can take), but the pattern is an absurd twisted rope-like cable with dropped stitches in between the columns.
This pattern was horrible to knit – my tension was all over the place and the finished socks are rather wide and baggy.  But they will help keep The Girl’s over-sized creeper shoes on.  And, as I said, they are BLACK.  (Socks That Rock in Shadow, if you are interested.)
So there you have it – the last of the Christmas knits. 
Ooh – what shall I knit next?  Better finish off the WIPs first… I wonder if I can do that before New Year?