Saturday, December 28, 2013

Final Reveal, Finally

 The Christmas pressies are all delivered and unwrapped and can now be revealed!  For nephew Aaron, a plush Dalek in bright Xmas red which, I believe, makes it the Supreme Dalek.  Feel free to correct me Dr. Who fans.

He's made from the Extermiknit! pattern by Entropyhouse.  There's an awful lot of knitting in those bobbles, but well worth it in the end.  He stands about 11 inches high and he's stuffed with polyfil, except for his base which is weighted with a poly-pellet filled bean bag.

 Niece Thea received a knitted charm bracelet.  This is from the Care of Magical Creatures pattern - both pack 1 and pack 2 by Tiny Owl Knits.  The pattern called for a metal bangle as the bracelet base, with a single crochet cover worked all around, but instead I chose to make a leather bracelet with a toggle clasp with the crocheted cover.  I like that the bracelet can open and close, but the leather has a distinct leathery smell, I'm hoping that fades with time.

Just in case Thea was wondering what some of the creatures are, the charms, in order from one end to the other are; gnome, antler, hippogriffe feather, frog (I made a chocolate frog), dragonfly, unicorn horn, phoenix feather, mandrake root, mermaid egg, potion bottle, dragon tail, will 'o wisp, owl (my favourite), bird's nest, goblin crown, chameleon, pixie wing, wand, fox tail, bear paw, fairy house (also very cute - should've taken a snap of that one!), cat's paw, raven feather, hedgehog, dirigible plum, starwhale, puffskein, bat, toadstool, and monster book.

So stinkin' adorable.
For Elly and Steve I made two pair of Fightin' Words fingerless mitts by Annie Watts.

 I knit them in what I like to believe are Winnipeg Jets colours.  They might not be exact, but not being a hockey fan, they're the best I could do.  Steve's are made with Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Cotton Stretch in turquoise and Knitpicks Gloss Merino/Silk in the Winter Night colourway.

 Elly's are Knitpicks Bare Merino/Silk in the natural colourway with the same turquoise Lana Grossa Meilenweit.  Can you read them?  They say POW and BAM.  For their first Christmas as a married couple (and for watching hockey games).

Hope everyone had a very Happy Christmas!


martiangirl said...


Jane said...

Aaron LOVES the Dalek. I think it's his favourite gift. You should have seen his face when he opened the present - he was thrilled!

Charm bracelet is delightful - thanks for listing all the components - I would not have been able to figure them all out.

Nigel said...

The Supreme Red Dalek was red and gold rather than red and silver. I believe what we have here is the Red Dalek who was the Dalek Saucer Commander in the movie Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Alternatively, it could be a Drone Dalek that was part of the new Dalek paradigm.