Friday, January 16, 2009

Gifts Given and Received

I finally have pictures to show you of gifts I gave and received on Hanukkah, we had on Christmas Eve and Christmas presents given.

This is the Dolores Park Cowl I gave my mom. I used Berroco Air (ravelry link) that I had in my stash. It is a discontinued yarn. It was a quick knit that I found when reading FluffyKnitterDeb. This was made following the directions to a t. It took just a bit from the 2nd skein so I figured to make another but it is about 2" smaller. Still works as a neck warmer and can be pulled up to cover your head. mom thought it was great. The only place she goes out is to the mailbox so this works out great for the walk.
This is the scarf from the pattern "A Touch of Lace" scarfs. I love it!!!! The yarn I used I brought at Tuesday Morning. Went to two stores near my home and brought up every skein. It is Laines Du Nord Cashsilk, 67 yrs, I used 4 Skeins until I ran out.Great for a beginner lace person, like me. Working with this weight of yarn help so much. It is just the softest thing to wear. The color is more like a combo of light mauve/peachy. Try this one you will like it. It was my gift to my BFF of 39 yrs. I also gave her a huge bag hair products from our Upscale salons. Prive and too many to remember. Also included was hair brushes. I made smaller bags for her two Daughters.

Detail Plus the fingerless gloves to match
Remember this hat? I made it for Hannah. My BFF, oldest Grand-Daughter. She is 10. With left over yarn from the hat plus another skein I was able to fine I also made her a neck warmer. No pattern and it is sort of loose but she LOVED them. The fingerless gloves were the biggest hit, all the rage now, ya know.
My BFF, gave me THIS! A Dooney & Bourke hand bag. I look at these and Coach but they are out of my confort price limit. It will put away for special occasions
Here is the bag shown with my wallet. That is all that would fit into it.

She also gave me this book, that was on my wish list. Knitting from Cuff to Cuff.

This scarf is going to my Sister in New York. I started with elsebeth lavold Silky Cashmere Color Wine (another Tuesday Morning find, brought up all those too!) It is actually on the list as the 2nd thing I made for 2009

I received gift cards for Traders Joe, Barnes and Noble. L daughter #two gave me this calendar that I keep at work. I have to say I've had this calendar for 2007 & last year and was very disappointed with 2008 because they would include a pattern that would take three days. I want one for each day. This is the last year I am getting this calendar. I would look at the Stitch of Day or even the Yarn Harlot's new and 1st one.

I am leaving to day for the Knitting Retreat at the Lake. I'll be back Sunday and post more next week.


Channon said...

Beautiful, all of it! See you soon...

Rachel said...

Lovely scarf! And your celtic knot gloves look great--did you ever figure out the thumb for the second one?

Bubblesknits said...

Love all of it! Have fun at the retreat!

Lynn said...

Don't just let that bag sit in a closet. Use it at least once a week, even if you have to make up your own special occasion.

Great stuff you did!

Anita said...

I love your new bag!! And all of your finished projects are just gorgeous!! Love the pink scarf/fingerless gloves set.