Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Actual Knitting Update

Just when you thought I had stopped knitting…

I never did really. I just haven’t been blogging about it for one reason or another. Much of my non-blogging has been because much of my knitting was going for presents. In light of which, I will now update you on the presents given and how they were received:

Remember the Cat’s Paw Shawl?

It was apparently worn simultaneously with the new frilly tutus and ballet skirts my cousinette received for Christmas. One could just not decide on one or the other, so both did just as well. I have no pictures of this event as of yet.

Then there was the Eris, which was beautiful, as long as it wasn’t worn:

This was apparently also a hit. My aunt’s body shape must be totally different from mine because aside from feeling that it was a little big, she said it was fine and she loved it. Also no pics as of yet.

Then there were several pairs of socks, all of which were received with joy and then promptly hidden away so that no one else “accidentally” wound up with them. Fortunately, there was no fighting, just much praise (at least that’s what they said). These are the ones I haven't blogged about methinks. Both are from the Journey Cable Pattern:

We also finally convinced my grandmother that yes, she really should actually wear the socks I knit for her because A: I did not spend hours knitting them so they could sit in a drawer for the rest of her life, B: I can and will knit more for her and C: She deserves pampering. So yes, she is finally wearing them. Yay! She also loves the Northern Star Shawl, although I did desist from sending her the matching tam (also to be used as a toilette seat cover). Since you've seen all of these things before (my grandmother and computers don't mix, so I can blog freely about her gifts), I won't plague you with pictures again.

Then there were the pink Journey Cable cashmere socks for Thepinksheep. I won the yarn from Karoline Knits and knew when I got it that it would be perfect for my friend. They were. She says she loves them, and frankly, I just don’t see how she couldn’t. I would have worried about her had she not done. The day Thepinksheep goes off pink cashmere is the day we all need to start worrying about the end of the world coming.

Then there was the set I did last autumn for Inkysticks and never blogged about. I know for a fact she liked the gloves (for which I still have no picture) because I personally witnessed her wearing them non-stop on my trip to England.

Finally, there was the Autumn Creek Cowl I did for my secret santa person. She was also happy with it and says it goes with her ski outfit. I’m particularly glad about this since I was uncertain about the colour. The pattern, – is from Knitplaywithfire and I believe it’s called the Rock Creek Cowl and will publish the exact details here when she’s published it - on the other hand, was a dead cert. I love that pattern and may one day do one for me.

So, once again it was a successful knitting season with every one happy about what they got and hinting that they would not be adverse to more. After having heard all of the horror stories about knitting things for ungrateful recipients, I feel quite lucky to have an entire family and many friends who love hand knit items, right down to the 7 year olds.


  1. That is satisfying, isn't it? The 13 year old boy I made socks for removed his socks and shoes in the restaurant so he could put the new socks on!

  2. Hahaha srsly. I was most excited by the fact that the socks were cashmere as I've never owned anything cashmere, but have always wanted to. They have already been worn lots and I have received quite a few compliments on them! :D

  3. I love the socks! OMG, I didn't remember that the yarn was as pretty as your picture shows. What a great gift. You did well this Chirstmas. I didn't...but I'm already planning getting started with Christmas gifts in the next couple of months.