Holiday Knitting

So, this is my first yr that I've decided to knit some gifts for people. Being that this is like my 5th yr or so into knitting, you'd probably think I would've done that already, huh? Well, not necessarily. I don't know why, but I always feel like I'm being "cheap" if I make someone something! I forget however, that knitting not only takes time and effort, but also that you have to BUY the yarn! With that being said, I'm working on a cabled scarf for a friend, a little bit of color work in another scarf for my mother, and hopefully a berret/tam for another friend.

Other than that, I've recently found the magic of duplicate stitch (ya know, like embroidery; it's not a knit stitch!) Let me tell ya, it seems a lot easier than actually doing knit color work and worrying so much through your project about the right tension. But let's see if I still feel the same way after I finish my first project using this method for my color work!

Finally, I came across this ADORABLE little knit dragon online on a blog... and I just have to make my own, but there seems to be no pattern! Oy vey. So I'm going to see if I have time to try to figure something out. Anyone have any suggestions for horns an wings?

Thanks all, and have a happy holiday! =]

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