I'm neck deep in my Christmas knitting right now. Even though I said I wasn't going to do much this year that somehow morphed into 4 pairs of socks and a hat. Thankfully I'm finished with 3 of the pairs of socks. Including one slight mishap in which I ran out of yarn before I finished the toe and had to add on alternate toe yarn.
I think they actually turned out all right with the alternate yarn toes though. I like them.
I know these are not the best pictures. Lately I have been struggling with getting enough light for photos.
The last pair of socks is on the needles and I'm working away on them. (Hopefully I can still whip out the hat quickly too.)
It has made me think though, where do these gift knits end up? I, like most of us who gift knit, try to only knit for those who are knit-worthy. But I have also been known to whip up a quick ribbed hat as a gift for someone's new boyfriend or girlfriend who is showing up to Christmas, who I want to have a gift to open.
All this self-inflicted knitting has led me to ponder where these knits have ended up. I love when I get feedback from people who use my knits until they wear out but some of these quick hats, I never see or hear of again. I wonder if they are pushed to the back of a closet. Or thrown out. Or maybe they are beloved. Someone's favorite hat. I don't know and I likely never will but it's interesting to think that they are out there in the world, those stitches knit with my hands.
How about you? Do you know where all your gift knits have gone? Do you ever get feedback from people about their knits?