Christmas Cracker was the first - a new pattern for me in a new yarn - a chunky shawl for me in a bright, cheery red colour - just in time for Christmas.
It's knitted in garter stitch with a moss stitch border and has not a hint of pink (despite the colour in this photo).
The second was a return to an old favourite pattern in my Poshest of Posh Yarns.
Worked in 100% Merino Chunky in a vibrant Kingfisher Blue, this one's in need of a good blocking to open up the lace work and stitch definition.
The blue is much more vibrant than this picture shows - a kingfisher 'Jewelling upstream