Neck Gator

8 01 2010

Steve and I chose not to exchange gifts this year. The kids each got us something so it’s not like we weren’t going to get anything. And technically we pay for those gifts anyway. By doing this our money can go toward a lovely little spring project of a new front and back door on our house. Unfortunately, this decision was made after I had purchased and started knitting him a little gift. So I gave it to him anyway. It was pretty small after all.

Plus I had wanted to knit this up ever since I saw Christina’s last year. It didn’t hurt that when I had pointed out the neck gator to Steve he had immediately asked me to make him one. I just followed her simple directions and finished in less than two knitting group get togethers. Easy peasy!





Thneed

27 12 2009

Finally, I can show you some of what has been taking up all my time – namely knitting gifts and merry making. Though I can’t reveal all as some items haven’t reached their final destination.

To start the big reveal, my first piece of lace work. Actually, this was given a month ago but I’ve been too busy with the holidays to document it. I made this scarf/wrap/cowl for my sister. And in a funny twist of fate my mother ¬†also made her a scarf. Only hers was white and fulled with fancy needle felting.

The fun thing about this piece is how many ways you can wear it. To see more views, take a look at the pattern. Fortunately, she liked it! Especially since it was like knitting with thread and took a bit longer than I expected.

Pattern – Wisp by Cheryl Niamath

Yarn – Cascade Kid Seta, used only 1 skein, but had to cut the pattern short

Ravelry – here








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