The first thing I knit, that wasn't initially a Christmas present, was this red, uneven checked cowl.
|Uneven Checked Cowl|
I also knit a cowl for my Secret Santa at work. It was a pattern I'd favorited on Ravelry a while ago and it was a good pick for Secret Santa because it used bulky yarn and size US13 needles, so it knit up really quickly.
|Moebius Basketweave Cowl|
I ended up knitting two things for my Secret Santa. In addition to the cowl, I knit this adorable Tardis mouse.
|The embroidered letters weren't quite as perfect as I would have liked.|
The final two things I knit this year for Christmas were actually the very first and the very last things I completed. I wanted to knit something for my mum and Joanne (Mike's step-mom), but I didn't really know what to make them. Mum's hard to knit for because she lives in Hawaii and I don't really know Joanne well enough to knit wearables for her. In the end, I knit them these little stuffed guys.
|Mum's Stuffed Gnomeman|
|Joanne's Christmas Gnomeman|
And now I'm back to slogging along on my first pair of socks. I actually did make some progress on them recently, despite all my Christmas knitting. I just have a few inches and the toe to go, then on to the second sock!