Each of my children received a hand knitted gift...
I gave my amazing daughter the original Jonna Cowl (which I did get back from Quince & Co sometime late in the summer). My daughter loves it, and I know that she appreciates it... there are photos of it all over the world.
I gave my equally amazing son two golf club covers that I mostly knit for him during the car rides to and from Washington DC to see "A Christmas Carol".
After making two of these, I saw that he moved his golf bag from the trunk of his car into the garage. I also saw that he already had several 'high tech' club covers.
One thing that the high tech covers do not have is personalization... The zig-zag design is a reference to "a Charlie Brown sweater" he has told me he might like me to make for him someday.
There also was some not so successful Christmas knitting this year...
I previously shared my husband's sock issue in a November post titled Sad Sock. I did hunt down the best sock yarns in the house to knit the tops with, but so far I have not been able to pick them back up again. (I have a hard time knitting something that I know will be ugly.) (I will eventually decide to start a whole new pair.)
For my very "knit worthy" sister, I made a quick Christmas cowl, but it was not "gift worthy". I am going to be brave and show you just how bad it looked on me. I took this photo with my iPad.
It was too soft to stand up nicely. And it was too stiff to drape in any way even remotely attractive. Maybe it was too wide. Mostly it was just floppy. Like I said, my sister is "knit worthy" and deserves better. So now it looks like this.