Friday, November 19, 2010

A hand-knitted Christmas present for my sister miles and miles away.



I finished and blocked these just this week. They're made with malabrigo teal feather 412, and soft as a peach against your skin. I had little Meagane try them on this morning and she immediately groaned with delight ... "They're so soft!"



I regret one thing: two buttons rather than three on the neck warmer; I hope the edge doesn't flap around under my sister's coat. But since I did my first invisible cast off, I'm scared to try to open it up and make three button holes. Have you done that cast off? You have to sew it, good grief!

Is anyone out there knitting anything for the holidays? Do tell!

11 comments:

Dawn said...

ugh. knotting.
If i had a dollar for every time I attempted.....
My kids can though:))
Those do look soft....lucky girl your sister!!!
Do you get to see her often? I think I take mine for granted as she lives 10 minutes away. I better hug her tomorrow:)))

(Those butterfly houses....my kids made them with my mom and dad one year. I think my dad has a pattern for them somewhere....)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!
hugs to you from Canada:))

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh, Allison -- what a special gift. I love the color and the buttons just set it off perfectly.

My mom is a fantastic knitter -- I knew how when I was young, but haven't attempted it for many, many years. Maybe someday I'll try to pick it back up. Maybe. :)

Have a great weekend.

texwisgirl said...

I love the neck warmer! I hate the long scarves because they always seem to get caught on stuff, drag around, etc. But the neck warmer is perfect under an overcoat! Your sister is going to love them.

I used to knit a bit as a youngster. My older sister was crafty in all things w/ yarn and thread (knitting, crocheting, tatting, needlepoint, etc.) Me, I took more to the drawing and painting stuff and let her clack those needles all by herself. :)

Linda said...

Your sister will love them - trust me on this she will LOVE THEM! (I have inside information) That is amazing yarn and you did a fabulous job!

texwisgirl said...

P.S. I think you're going to have to do a post about the Tooth Fairy vs. the Tooth Mouse. I SO want to hear about this Swiss mouse tale...

And I laughed at your comment about your hubby trimming everything down to nubs. Glad it all survived and thrived for you!

Southern Lady said...

I wish I could knit!! Those are beautiful. I am sure your sister will love them. Carla

Out on the prairie said...

My mom drew our hand and made the mittens from that pattern. My last pair I got some leather covers so I could play hockey with them, but they are really worn, maybe twenty years old.I use them for warmth in the woods now, wishing I had a new pair.

Diane AZ said...

Neck warmer rather than scarf, never saw one before, great idea. The Neck warmer and mittens are beautiful! Love the color and buttons. :D

Country Mouse Studio said...

That's a beautiful set, I love the color.
My sister used to knit for me and I did appreciate it and still have most of it. She's been gone for two years so everyone treat your sisters and family members extra nice this year. Life is so short.

Judy said...

She's going to love them. After I finish the socks (shhhhh) that I'm making for my husband I plan to make mittens for myself. Are you on Ravelry?

Evi said...

Mmh! très joli résultat. Ta soeur sera ravie. Jolis avec les boutons :)