Posts tagged ‘gift knitting’
One of the things I gave my husband for Christmas was a hat. A simple and plain hat, but it was a special hat. In December he hinted at asking me for a hat because his ears were freezing when he went on his daily walk at work. Chuck is so delightfully supportive of my knitting, yet never ever asks me to make anything for him that the fact that his cold ears had driven him even hint made me dig up a pattern and cast on almost immediately.
I’ve knit a lot of things in the last few years, lots of them being gifts. I don’t think any of them have been as gratifying as this one though. Every time we walk out of the house, Chuck grabs his hat out of his pocket and puts it on. I don’t think anything I’ve made has gotten so much love, at least that I’ve witnessed.
I finally remembered to take a picture this weekend. Isn’t he sweet to pose for me?
So last time in the adventures of the elegant economist, I was trying to make myself a swift, which actually turned out quite well. I bought myself a ball winder, and yarn scale. I was ready to do some serious ball winding. And then it all arrived, I set it all up, and I had like 2 skeins to wind. I was suddenly wondering what the justification was for all this knitting extravagance.
Then my sisters received the latest knit picks catalog. They both went gaga eyed at the seasons shawls. Janet the bright colored spring/summer one, while Meredith preferred the more sensible, but equally colorful and beautiful fall/winter shawl.
Like the good sister that I am, I ordered both kits to make for each of their christmas presents. I got this delivered later that week.
See all those gorgeous colors laying out on my beautiful amish styled swift?
Doesn’t my ball winder make a pretty ball?
Look what I made last week! Aren’t they adorable? I finally got the ginormous needles I needed to make the French Press slippers as a gift, and I LOVE them. If I hadn’t had to make them in a larger size for my friend, I would have kept them. It was also the first time I did any felting, and I may be hooked. We’ll see what other felting projects catch my fancy. I have my eye on an entrelac purse pattern….
This really is an amazing little pattern by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits. Thanks Melynda!