I mostly stuck to my guns about having a relaxing, stress free, store bought Christmas, and my sewing machine had quite honestly not seen the light of day since November. But I did get the itch to stitch a few times, so I made some hand knit hats for some of my friends and family.
Okay- it was kind of like a factory around here... :) I think I made 7 in total, didn't take photos of them all!
I learned to cable! Now I really feel fancy-schmancy. Shhhh...don't spill the beans, but it was really quite simple. Also, Michael's had a sale on my favorite bulky yarn, so I bought a bunch and churned out these puppies. I made this pattern 3 times for friends. How cute is that button detail?
Another one from the same pattern, but modified with no button band. I love the pumpkin orange, yo!
And one more slightly different cable pattern for my wonderful and very crafty MIL: