Merry Christmas! Part 1

Now that Christmas is over, I can finally show all the projects that I was working on but couldn't post because they were presents. I'll start with the moms. My mom got a lace scarf and a matching headband. The yarn was hand spun. 80% merino wool and 20% silk. The colorway is called Black Current but it is a deep purple color. The scarf pattern is a free pattern from ravelry found here: Grapevine Lace Scarf. The headband is just plain garter stitch knit into a rectangle then sewn together.

Here it is before blocking:

while blocking:

After blocking:

My mother-in-law received a lace scarf as well. This yarn is also merino but my favorite part about it is that it has bits of silver in it that make the scarf sparkle. This pattern was also from ravelry and can be found here: Lacey Keyhole Scarf. One side of the scarf has a hole so that the other side can be pulled through.

Unfortunately I forgot to take pre-blocking pictures, but here is the scarf:

Hope you enjoy your new scarfs!

As for me, I got lots of awesome knitting related presents. Including books, bison yarn, blocking supplies and dyeing supplies. My awesomel husband even got me a drum carder that I cannot wait to try out. (Thanks everyone!) Keep an eye out for part 2 of this post where I will show what the guys got... :)