I did a lot of quick knitting before Christmas. Both P and B had requested lined felted mittens and Miss P also asked for a new pair of elf slippers. They chose the yarns from my stash and I didn't worry about knitting after hours or in secret.
The mittens were knit using Ann Budds Basic Mitten pattern in The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. I used a superwash baby cashmerino for the lining and handspun for the outer mittens.
The outer of B's mittens is knit with one strand of handspun and one strand of laceweight alpaca.
We had a little felting party in the bathroom Christmas afternoon.
I think the mittens turned out great.
I knit Miss P's slippers with two strands of homespun to make them a little thicker. They shrank but not as much as I was hoping. They ended up a little too big for her but too big is better than too small. At least they have some growing room!
I'm still working on a new hat for D. He got a "kit" for Christmas. He chose the yarn and pattern and I wrapped the needles, pattern, and yarn up for him to open. It's how we roll.
I kinda hope we have a cold winter so that we can use our new warm woolen winterwear.