I hope you all had a Happy and Safe New Year! May your 2016 be your best year yet!
The holidays may be over, but I am still gift knitting. I may have bitten off more than I could chew this year. I also had some surprise gift knitting I had to get done. More on that in a later post.
I was however, successfully able to send 3 Christmas gifts off and they were all very well loved by the recipients.
The first was a pair of socks for my dear Mother-in-Law. I knit her a pair of Heart to Heart Socks from Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, by Wendy D. Johnson. I knit these socks out of Lisa Souza Bouncy Hardtwist Petite in the colorway Persephone, a beautiful vibrant royal blue. My mother-in-law LOVED them! She hasn’t even worn them yet, she has however shown them off to all her friends who also knit. That makes me feel good, but I hope when she does wear them, she loves the way they feel.
I also knit a pair of socks for my mom. I knit her the Crocus Socks, also from Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, This is a second addition to Wendy’s book, Socks from the Toe-Up, that I have knit my way through. Yes, I will be starting to knit my way through this one as well and will further review the book and patterns later. I knit my mom’s socks in Lisa Souza Bouncy Hardtwist Petite in the colorway Fifi. It is multi-colored, pink, blue, yellow and brown. My mom is very creative and an artist and loves bright colors and she loves these socks. It makes me feel good when the people I knit for truly appreciate what I knit for them.
The final projet I was able to ship before Christmas was a hat for my Aunt, I knit her the Pebbled Beanie by Elisabeth Parker as published in Weekend Hats, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. I also knit this out of another skein Lisa Souza Bouncy Hardtwist Petite in the colorway Persephone. My Aunts favorite color is blue so I thought she would love this and luckily I was right. She was also able to use her new hat on Christmas morning and the day after as she shoveled snow. I know she wasn’t happy about having to shovel snow, but at least her head was warm.
A note on the yarn, I do love Lisa Souza and try to get her yarns whenever I see them. They are so well spun and dyed. The colors are so bright and fabric from the hard twist that I used is drapey yet sturdy. Just what I am looking for in hats and socks. Its a comfy fabric but nice and warm and durable. I also purchased this yarn at Rhinebeck 2015 when I was there with the recipients of these items in mind. I stayed in the Lisa Souza booth because I wanted them all to have similar type yarn and there was so much variety of colors it was easy to pick for everyone.
Anyway, I must make dinner and continue knitting my last Christmas (Valentine’s Day) knitting project. Also, Season 6 of Downton Abbey premiers tonight so I better be glued to the couch and TV by then to watch.
I will talk to you soon!
Happy Knitting everyone!