hooray for completed projects - these all seemed to finish at the same time and boy does that make me smile!
first off the tams - i fell in love with knitty's three tams pattern
i made this one (version c) for me with local yukon alpaca and noro silkgarden (shade 226)
and a second one (a hybrid of version b + a) for willa - we've named it the bruise tam because the colours are all bruise-y shades mmmmm mustard-y green and purple
and yes i've cast one another!
and my tomten for my friend's little boy is done- hoooray!! i actually completed knitting it in November but haven't been able to put the zipper in until now - i'm home for christmas so my mom sewed it in with her machine. i'm sooo pleased. the buttons are just a 'design element' -read: the top of the zipper was difficult to sew so it looked rather messy there so we sewed on the buttons to hide the machine stitches there ... plus i do think they are cute (knit with Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies - daffodil shade)
another gift i made was toque for Tom for Christmas - it is 100% baby alpaca and super soft and cozy