Monday, August 01, 2011

Gifts Knitting

I have been doing lots of knitting but not for myself. But I do love to knit for others especially for those who appreciate hand knitting.

Gift #1 - Another contagious cowl for a friend's birthday. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture as I was in a hurry to give it to her (it was 1 month after her birthday)

Gift #2 - My 3rd contagious cowl for Lynette. She choose the yarn (Yarn Pirate sock yarn) from my stash & I
knitted with 2 strands together & 1 skein was enough for this longer cowl.


Gift #3 - My own design, Cathedral Shawl for my dear neighbor (Pam) who is always taking care of my garden. I used Knit Picks Shadow (2ply merino) & it's a lovely yarn to knit with. This yarn has been in my stash for 2 years & this is the 1st time that I am using it.


Gift #4 - Again my own design, Treasure Lace for Lydia who wanted a scarf in Malabrigo Lace. She wore my Treasure Lace which was knitted in Malabrigo Lace & loves the feel of the yarn. Again, I went stash hunting & found 2 skeins in purple. Lydia wanted a plain shawl as she does not like too much lace, so I changed the lace edging to a simple chevron pattern & also modified the short rows so that the shawl is narrower & longer. It turns out nice & I even wore it once.

Actually this period of gift knitting gave me time to plan my future projects ......

6 comments:

Momo4ever.Com said...

OMG so many FOs!!! Looks like you've been really busy knitting!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...

You have been busy knitting away. The shawls are just beautiful. I have been thinking of knitting a few cowls for pressies as I think they might work better than scarves do in winter time.

Sasha said...

You have been so productive Ann! What lucky knit recipients:)

2paw said...

You have really been busy with all the beautiful knitting. I have worn my Treasure Lace scarf all Winter!! Looking forward to see what your future projects are!!

Denise said...

Wow, such pretty knits. You've been busy :) Most of my knitting this year is for gifts. I'm thinking I should get back to 'me' come January, but I think I said that last year too!

Roseann said...

What beautiful shawls & cowl! You are so generous with your talents and I look forward to seeing more of your designs. I hope you publish in Knitty very soon :)