Christmas 2012

These are several Christmas gifts we made for each other.

Matthew made a Turkish drop spindle for Mom, Elaine, and I. They were different sizes and made from different woods.

These two have cross pieces made from Osage orange.

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This one is Elaine’s; the cross pieces are made from Bocote wood. This wood is native to Central America, mainly Mexico. The black swirls in the grain are really pretty.

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I knit a beret for my sister Lydia. We both have this thing for hats.

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It is made from angora and our Shetland fiber.The blue we hand dyed when we spontaneously decided to do some pot dying.

I also made Mom a cowl from some alpaca that I bought from a friend.

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(Though this picture really does not do it justice. The colors look a lot cooler in person.)

And finally… Dad made a bookcase for Jason and Lydia. It turned out really, really nice.

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