I must paraphrase here (I could not find the exact quote) from Jared Flood's Brooklyn Tweed blog post of a couple, or more, Christmases ago. In that remembered post, he said that he does not really do Christmas knitting -- he just looks around at what he already has made, and decides who to give it to.
Not everyone on my gift list needs or expects a hand knitted gift (every year). And several would not appreciate one anyway (on any year).
I do plan to give my aunt the original pair of my original TATU socks. I do not think that she reads my blog, so here is a photo.
You probably saw these socks before. A photo of one is on the cover of my original TATU Sock pattern. My aunt knit her very first pair of socks this year for her son-in-law. She will like and appreciate these.
The scarf, made from my Both Sides Now pattern, will go to my niece. The moebius cowls, both knit as samples for a not yet released pattern, will go to a sister and a sister-in-law. Not one of these ladies have previously received a hand knit gift (from me). I do hope that they like them.
The hats have me wondering...Who? I like to knit hats. I find them to be fast and fun to knit. But I am not a hat wearing person. I only wear them when I go snow-skiing or snow-shoveling or for walking the dog when it is really cold out. I have four hats that I could give. Here are two. And I am still pondering...Who?
Happy Christmas Knitting! Happy Christmas Gifting!