Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Christmas Gifts

I told you that I would put up a picture of the gifts I made for Christmas. Well here they are. I used a combination of my knitting machine and hand knitting to make each sweater. The patterns came from the Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. I came up with the variations. I hope you like the pictures of them. I had fun making them even though I finished on Christmas Eve. (I know that was cutting it a bit close there.) The other picture is a photo of the sweater i am making for Nina. She knows it is coming and I am knitting it as fast as possible.

Last friday, we had a shocking thing happen, it snowed. In all the years I have lived in Portugal, this is only the second time I have seen it do that. I had so much fun watching it come down, but I didn't like the cold it brought with it. It was so cold that I could see my breath in the house. That was sure fun, NOT! All you sceptics require proof I bet. Well check out Nina's Blog at Portugal Bound. She has some lovely pictures of the snow. I know it wasn't for Christmas but it was close enough to count. (especially as we don't see it very often here in this part of the world.


Nina in Portugal said...

Didn't they turn out beautiful!?

And they're even cuter on!!

The Bunches said...

I saw the picts on Nina's Blog.
One word: WOW!

Aurora said...

yeah I know the snow was a shocker! But it was so beautiful while it lasted.

Starr said...

Wow Dawne!! I'm so impressed! Those sweaters are beautiful! The Lord has really gifted you with that talent. Have you ever thought about selling your handmade items? They look very high quality. Hope you are doing good.