This year, I've managed to curb my sanity and knit just one gift - a scarf for Dan. Go me! I didn't over-reach at all on knit gifts! Of course, cards, cookies, and other gifts... maybe a little. I may have forgotten that I'm between paychecks this month.
Anyway, I set it out and let it block and the herringbone pattern really opened up. I love blocking things! I'm still not super excited about the stitch pattern, but I'm not going to tear it out and re-knit two months of work.
It really is an easy pattern, so I'll probably offer it up for free here when I get a good picture of it on him. It's all my own made-up-knit-stuff, but I don't think it's complex enough to warrant testing, pdf-making, etc.
Anyway, back to the scarf. My favorite part is the fringe. It turns out I reserved too much yarn for the tassles, so I could have made the scarf longer - I think it's ok though. He's over 6', and the scarf is 5'. We exchanged gifts on Thursday and he looked dashing in it - but that was at night so I couldn't get a good shot! Here's one of me modelling it.
blahblahblah, I need a tripod, blah blah.