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    Default Anyone making any Christmas gifts?

    I was thinking of making some Christmas gifts this year, but I'm not sure what. Why not share what you have planned so we can all get ideas from it. Pattern sources would be very helpful! And I'd love to see the pictures of your finished projects when you get that far

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    I'm crocheting 3 throw blankets!

    One is made from Red Heart Super Saver/Aran Fleck using the thermal stitch. I used this pattern. It is for a preemie blanket, I just increased my starting chain.
    http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/free/a...4preemie.shtml

    The second one is made from Bernat Softee Baby/Bongo Blue using another baby blanket pattern. Again, I adjusted the pattern for a larger blanket.
    http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com...by_blanket.php

    And the third one is made from Simply Soft Quick/Watermelon using another baby blanket pattern, which I have printed off and do not have the link for at the moment. It is using a V stitch and a Shell stitch throughout. For this one I am also using hot pink Fun Fur for the border.

    I have the first one finished and am now working on the third one (couldn't wait to do this one). I would post photos if I could!

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    I'm making hats for the kids' friends. I got Noro Silk Garden yarn on a good sale; each hat takes about 1 skein.

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    lilolme, what sizes are you making your throw blankets?
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    I'm making a hound dog pillow for my granddaughter. She's 4 and all about dogs right now so I thought this would be truly appreciated. It's on the coats & clark site in the free patterns. I haven't figured out copy & paste on this laptop.
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    Got married Feb 14, 2010 at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii


    In loving memory of my 8 year old MinPin 'Jake'. He was a great companion and I miss him dearly!!!!
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    I am actually making quite a few:

    For several recipients I am making scarves

    I am making welcome signs for my brothers, with their last names

    I am making my Grampa a bib as a gag gift, because he wears more spaghetti sauce than gets in his mouth! LOL

    I am making altered jeans for my niece

    I made a hat for my other niece

    and I have made homemade apple jelly and hot cocoa mixes for baskets

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    I'm making everything this year. The kids will get some toys I didn't make, but that is all. I've made hats, scarves, mittens, socks, dishtowels and sweaters.

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    I've made quite a few & still going

    Mom: knitted socks and cabled headband (ear warmer)

    DS10: knitted socks

    DS7: knitted hoodie

    Poppy: knitted Air Force dishcloth, and still gonna make a knitted hat & maybe a scarf.

    I'm contemplating making dd16 a shrug. Dd14 doesn't want knitted gifts and dh will be getting knitted socks *after* Christmas lol. His feet are too dang big to get them done by Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave'sGirl View Post
    lilolme, what sizes are you making your throw blankets?
    I haven't actually measured them.

    For the first one I mentioned, I actually made it bigger than I had planned. Not on purpose, of course! LOL I started with a ch of 165 (was stuck on this number from the one I made for my DH and I) and I ended up using 8 skeins. Thankfully I already had the extra skeins on hand and wasn't out anymore money. Needless to say this 'throw blanket' is a tad bigger than what I would consider one to be. Which I guess is ok considering the recipient is a 14 yr old.

    The second one I haven't started on yet, so absolutely no idea!

    The third one is the only one I have an actual pattern for the size I want, of course, I'm glad I printed it off because I cannot find it again to save my life. It says it will be approx. 36" x 48".

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    Dishcloths

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    I'm making/ have made:

    lots of specialty jams and jellies for food baskets

    various loaves of specialty breads

    scarves, dishcloths, sweaters

    stuffed toys

    puppets

    photo suncatchers

    kids memory games with personalized photos

    coloring books with personalized photos

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    I'm making flannel pants for my daughter and my husband is making a bread box for her. He is also making a plant stand and a plant cart on wheels for his mom. Now if we could just figure out something for the men. None of them will wear the flannel pants and both can build the things they want.

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    I got one similar to this and love it! Looks so easy to make!
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    I knee deep in sewing and knitting-the dishcloths are done,tonight I'll start the scrubbies,I finished potholders and trivets yesterday and my embroidery machine is doing some free standing angels right now.Then it's on to PJ's and knit gloves and socks.I am going to do a quilted wallhanging and a cat blanket but I have till New Year to finish them..oh and I am making a shirt for DS
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    tonight I'll start the scrubbies

    Cheapskate how do you make the scrubbies?

    I am making dishcloths for the ladies at work. I am thinking of making the dish soap aprons also.

    Christina

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