A post with actual knitting content, who would have thought? Earlier this year, our friend, J, from the Netherlands asked if I would knit something for him to give his wife for her birthday in December. Naturally I agreed and set about trying to figure out what to make. A surprisingly difficult task! I ended up sending 2 projects for her simply because I wasn't sure if she'd like either one. Seeing how I received a thank you note this morning, I thought it would be okay to post some photos.
This past Autumn, I found a pattern for a fun cowl that I thought M might like. The Ravelry link can be found here. It is the Crofter's Cowl and I knit it up using Malabrigo Worsted in the Stonechat colorway. I then found a skein of sock yarn from White Willow at Etsy.com and tried to knit up a pair of socks. 5 times. I didn't like how any of them were turning out so I had the idea to pair the yarn with Knitspot's Delicato Mitts pattern. I thought they turned out well, perhaps a bit big for me but then most people's hands are larger than mine. I hope they fit.
I was also able to use a bit of stash yarn to make a Toast-y pair of wrist warmers for J and M's daughter, M.
For good measure, I threw in a set of felted bowls and used up some fabric scraps to make some patchwork coasters.
Happy Holidays guys!
Other than that package's safe arrival, there's been a lot of birthday action going on recently. Little man turned 4, the hubby turned 30, my nephew turned 1, the hubby's cousin, M turned 5... A big THANK YOU for those who gave presents to little man and the hubby. All were well received and, to be perfectly honest, I lost count of who gave what so, sorry about that! Thank you though :)
I am also quickly losing Holiday knitting time. I will not get everything done. I hate that. I hope that those of you whose gifts will not be completed know that I go for quality over quantity and they will be completed as soon as possible!!! Off to knit :)