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December 12, 2014

RH-boyfriendjeansThis year Emily and I are in the same time zone and near the same ocean for December! We are knitting up a storm together and we thought we would share our plans and progress with you.

You can watch us knit through our ‘Mega Lists’ on Instagram and Facebook ( #knityourlist ) but we will also have a re-cap on the blog.  Each day we will post our progress so you can see how speedy (or not) we are!  We have an unreasonable number of knitting projects planned for the next 12 days… we have shared the delicious yarn and fun projects below.

If you are in Victoria, drop by the Beehive tomorrow and say Hi.  We will be knitting and signing books from 11-3, this Saturday December 13th.

Emily’s Mega List :::

Emily has a LOT of knitting to do in a few short weeks.  Luckily she is on ‘I’m the boss’ vacation. This is the kind of vacation one gets when ones owns her own business.  When you’re self-employed you can take a vacation any time, but you usually take work with you. But it’s hard to complain when that work is an epic pile of knitting!

Project 1:  A Christmas sweater for 5-month-old Max.  I had great intentions of knitting not only 3 sweaters for my kiddies this year but a matching one for wee Max as well.  I failed.  So Emily is taking up the torch and making Max his first Christmas sweater.

Campfire Pullover

Yarn: SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in ‘charcoal’, ‘slate’, and ‘silver’
Pattern: Campfire by Tin Can Knits

Project 2:  Booties for Max.  For Max’s very first visit to Canada, Emily plans whip up a pair of adorable Cowichan-inspired booties to keep his little tootsies nice and toasty!

Yarn: Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘apparition’ and a contrast colour to be decided
Pattern: Dogwood Slippers by Tin Can Knits

Project 3: A classic toque for John. Emily’s man needs a toasty hat for his first Canadian holiday.

Stovetop Hat

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in ‘rainwater’
Pattern: Stovetop by Tin Can Knits

Project 4:  Cozy socks for Em’s Dad, Gary.  Our Lumberjack socks were inspired by Emily’s memories of her Dad returning home in his truck from a hard days work, taking off his boots and sporting some woolly workman socks.

Lumberjack Socks

Yarn: Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘apparition’ and ‘koala haircut’
Pattern: Lumberjack by Tin Can Knits

Project 5:  A baby sweater for Em’s sister in law.  Joy is expecting her first baby this spring so Em is making a bright and fun sweater to bring baby home in.

Flax Pullover

Yarn: Some conbination of Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘apparition’ and ‘koala haircut’ and Madelinetosh Tosh DK in ‘tomato’
Pattern: Flax by Tin Can Knits (*free*)

Project 7:  Antler Mittens for Emily’s sister, Heidi.  These cozy and quick-knitting mittens are an excellent gift for a fashionable gal.

Antler Mittens

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky in ‘candlewick’
Pattern: Antler Mittens (child sizes coming soon…!)

Alexa’s Mega List :::

This year, having finished Christmas sweaters for my three little ones (more on those later) I plan to whip up 5 gift knits in 12 days. That is not too tall of an order for a professional knitter right? It’s gonna be a close one!

Project 1: Gift for one of Hunter’s preschool teachers.  Hunter LOVES her preschool teachers. She never stops talking about them and I have seen those ladies in action, they work hard!  So for them I knit.  First up are some boot toppers, stay tuned for the new pattern!


Yarn: Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted in ‘Evergrey’
Pattern: New! Coming soon!

Project 2: Hunter’s other preschool teacher is expecting her first baby in March so a wee sweater is in order.

Prairie Fire Pullover

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in ‘grapefruit’
Pattern: Prairie Fire by Tin Can Knits

Project 3: A slouchy toque for a teenage cousin.  It’s rare when a teenager requests a knit, not to mention 2!  So I am fulfilling a request for slouchy toques.

Greystone Hat by Melissa Thomson

Yarn: Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted in ‘Winter’
Pattern: Greystone by Melissa Thomson

Project 4: Another slouchy toque for my other teenage cousin, also by request.

Tall Dark & Handsome Hat

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in ‘Graphite’
Pattern: Tall Dark and Handsome by TCK

Project 5:  Baby Bodhi booties. I’ve noticed Bodhi has had cold toes these last few days so she needs some hand-knit socks to keep her warm!  I dug up some pretty lovely left overs from our Malt blanket sample for these.

Rye Socks

Yarn: Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted in ‘Tea Leaves’
Pattern: Rye by Tin Can Knits (*free!*)

Cheers to casting on way too many knits!

Is this a totally unreasonable amount of knits to finish in 12 days… Yes, yes it is.  But that’s how we roll.  Do you have a crazy list of holiday knits?  Is everything off the needles and under the tree… or are you cramming a lot into the next few days?  We’d love to hear about it – join us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and see how far we get through this delicious list of projects!

Join in: you can post your list, and tag your posts with #knityourlist

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More seasonal quickies from TCK :::

One Comment leave one →
  1. Marlene Hamel permalink
    December 13, 2014 8:14 am

    Your Christmas knitting list is inspiring! My wish list includes a unisex vest pattern designed by TCK………just a suggestion for in the future. I love my TCK books… are the best!
    Merry Christmas to you and your families!

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