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I have been seduced by tumblr and left my poor LJ and DW to rot. :(
So have all the projects that I've recently finished and posted over there, but not here. With links to Ravelry and patterns and lots of pictures.

So, first up - Christmas presents.

First is a throw that I made for one of the area managers at work, because when she found out that I crocheted she hinted not too subtley that she'd love to get something. Because I like her (and it was still, like, June) she got a blanket. I followed this pattern on the Red Heart website, and I absolutely recommend it. So simple and easy, yet different from your average ripple. 53in x 43in.

Ravelry or behind the cut )

And another throw that I made for another area manager at work, because he's such a nice guy and so laid back and working with hims is a real treat. I used this pattern which, while it looks great and is pretty simple, holy fuck leaves a shit ton of ends to weave in. And I only used three colors. 36in x 45.25in

Ravelry or behind the cut )

Then I made a mug cozy for the store admin, because she's so nice and has to put up with all kinds of bullshit. The pattern is super easy and quick, and looks great. I did make a few changes - I added one more row because when I tested it out on a mug it only came up about halfway, and then I chained more stitches for the loop because the fourteen in the pattern just wasn't going to work.

Ravelry or behind the cut )

And then, because I was making something for three people in the office, I had to go ahead and make something for the rest of them. So for the store manager and the other area managers I made beverage/coffee sleeves, because it's a super-duper easy pattern and I knew I could whip them up in an evening and use up a bit of my stash at the same time.

Ravelry of behind the cut )

For my niece, my sister picked out this pattern on the Lion Brand website. Again, I ended up changing it around a bit, mainly not doing a frog post and making the post a little shorter and narrower at the top. The best part is that I had all the yarn in my stash and didn't have to buy any! I did add one of those round plastic cross-stitch discs to bottom for a flatter base, and sewed a little pouch of poly pellets to add some weight to the base.

Ravelry or behind the cut )

That's it for gifts! Everyone loved them and I got a lot of compliments and gushing thank yous, which is always nice.

There are a few more projects for me, but I'll put those in another post.

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