I've been knitting some gifts. Part of the problem of living in Elko is that there's nowhere to shop. There is a nice kitchen store and a lot of places to buy cowboy hats, but I'm not spending that kind of money on anyone. I wasn't going to give gifts this year, since my ticket home costs about as much as a week's work, before taxes. I have to give to a few people, though. I'm way behind for Jen and family. Not that I must get gifts, but because I love knitting for them. My siblings get things, too. And that's it. I'd make something for Dan, but I'm simply out of time. He can get a knitted present in January, for helping with the Gathering. So here's the latest.
The Rib and Cable Scarf from One Skein. I was surprised how quickly this took. Usually, scarves bore me to tears. I was getting close at the end, but I like how it turned out so I guess it was worth it (speaking of scarves, I just got Knitting New Scarves and I love it. It might make me a scarf knitter yet).
Mittens using stash yarn and a basic pattern. You can see that I ran out of grey near the end. The different color thumbs were on purpose because there's a right and a left mitten, but not the black on the top of the hand. I hope they fit. I estimated the measurements and the person they are for has bigger hands than I.
By the way, I finished We Call Them Pirates. It was a bit small but stretched with blocking. I am not giving it to the person I made it for. It would have been too small and too itchy for her. I did give it away to someone I know here in Elko who looked fabulous in it. I forgot to take pictures, though.