All done! And it's December 23. Not bad, especially considering that some of these were rather last-minute ideas.
Here's the set I made for our friend Chris. The mitts are his Christmas present, and the hat is for his birthday...the poor guy's birthday is December 26.
These are the potholders I made for our neighbor. I think they'll serve very well. I'm thinking about making some more for myself, but in red (my kitchen is red and white).
Here's a close-up of the texture. I used linen stitch, so they're quite dense. This would make a good hot pad, too.
It took about two days to make them. Boring knitting, but I like the end result.
An early Merry Christmas, everyone!