Thursday, December 27, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness - December Edition

It's the last GG of the year! Head to Jo's blog for all the other people who've managed to post every month, unlike me. :)

I have however been stitching as well as knitting. So I hope you enjoy all the photos.


This one is so close to a finish! I need to get going and get it completed for my uncle. He had a bit of a heart scare this fall, so getting this finished ASAP is a must.

DD's birthday sign

DD is very into space right now and loving a new graphic novel series, The Catstronauts. She says she wants to be an astronaut and likes to play "aliens" with her best friend at school. So I stitched her a sign for her room that has lots of outer space stuff with the letters in B5200 outlined in Kreinik #4 on black and Kreinik #4 and #8 for the other bits, lunar rover, alien, planets, telescope, etc. It was not easy. I also used a lot of GITD Kreinik thread to make it super awesome. :D

Painted Stones Cowl for DH's father's wife (it's complicated)

This is such an easy, fun knit. It's pretty quick to knit up, the yarn is lovely and it's really comfortable as well. The recipient seemed to really like it and I hope will get a lot of use out of it.

Tube socks for DD

I didn't use a pattern, just stitched 2 tubes with no heels for her. I used Regia 8ply so she has some slightly warmer socks. I decided on no heel after hearing how some people prefer this for kids because they're growing so fast. This way the socks should last a few years and just become shorter as her feet grow.

Teacher hats

I knit these hats in one evening. They call for size 15 US needles and super bulky yarn. I added pom-poms, but forgot photos with the pom-poms. Black for the red hat and kind of a cream with black flecks for the blue/purple hat. These were knit with the Perky Little Hat pattern and were very quicky and easy with Lion brand Hometown USA and Lion Brand Tweed (held double).

Socks for Dad

These were knit for my dad's birthday with Regia 8ply as well. I love this yarn. DK means it knits up very fast and I finished these in a week or less. It's a very easy pattern, just used some info from Lion Brand mens socks pattern to make these. I used the scraps from these and DH's socks to make a pair for myself as well. 

That's what I've been up to! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Happy Stitching,



  1. Wow! You have been busy and quite productive. I love seeing all of your wonderful projects. Your stitching is lovely and your knitted items always look so cozy and warm. Beautiful work!

  2. Your knitting needles have been busy, great things you have gifted to others. The fisherman has grown lots since last time I saw it.

  3. Gosh, you have been busy! You are doing well with the Fisherman, look forward to seeing it finished! I hope your uncle has good medical care, and has improved now.
    Look at all that knitting! I like your hats ..... I’ve been looking at that pattern too, but I think my wool might be too chunky!
    The tube socks are such a clever idea!
    Hope you are having a wonderful Winter Solstice!
    Barbara xx

  4. Nice to see a post from you again. I see you on Instagram at least. You've done such beautiful knitting. They look warm and cozy. Fishing is looking great and the astronaut piece for your DD is too cute! Hope to see posts from you again soon.

  5. Congrats on all of the beautiful finishes Tiffany. Fishing is so close to a finish. Nice to have a post from you.


  6. You've been busy, but I miss seeing you post. My granddaughter would love the Catstronaughts series (I think). I'll have to look for it. I love the knitting you've been doing, too.

  7. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. According to The Almighty Spreadsheet of Compliance, you have taken part in 10 GG link-ups this year. Which is pretty good by anyone's standards.
    Love all the knitting going on here and the glow-in-the-dark thread too.
    Also love the idea of Cats in Space, which I read as Castonauts to start with, an entirely different thing altogether!

  8. Love all the GitD bits on your daughters Space Cats! And all the Kreinik. Lol, I don't envy you there but it does look super awesome! I picked up some malabrigo yarn; great to hear it's nice to work with. I've been a bit afraid of it!

  9. Your fishing piece is looking good, so close to being done.
    Sophia's sign looks awesome, I bet she loves it!
    Such beautiful knitting, I love all the different colours. The tube socks are a great idea for her to continue to grow into.
    Happy New Year!

  10. Love all your "gorgeouosness." The sign for your daughter is inventive and awesome?

  11. Wow, that's a lot of knitting (and great stitching as well). I love the pattern of the hats and the yarn on that cowl :)


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