Birthday catch-up!

(A post I wrote for my knitting group’s blog….)

Apparently I was super out of it this past Fall and managed to neglect a ton of birthday swaps!  So here’s a quick catch-up!

Karyn made this gorgeous mitts for Ilka.

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Karyn received this cool scarf from Kelly.

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Annie made a pretty, cabled ipad cozy for Nan.nan-birthday

Jenny made this stunning shawlette for Sarah.

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And for our last swap of 2016, Sarah knitted this Seuss-tastic teapot cozy for Vanessa.vanessa-birthday

Happy birthday, everyone, and so sorry if I missed any birthdays!

PJ blog post!

Sorry for my quiet site lately, I have been so tired and only knitting bits at a time.  Luckily, my hand and wrist are feeling much better so the Wee Boy’s sweater has a sleeve already!  I’ll take a photo tomorrow in good lighting.  For certain yarns, it just seems mean to take a night photo which makes them look dreadful.  Better to wait than make the yarn sad.

In the meantime, we had such a great birthday swap tonight at Purl Jam that I wrote up the post right away, so here it is!  https://purljamsf.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/a-bearded-birthday-swap/

Good night!

PJ blog post

On Friday I was hit pretty hard by a cold, so I haven’t been up to much, craft-wise.  I did manage to finish a big secret project on Friday, when I really should have been resting, but a) I shouldn’t have stayed up so late to do that, and b) I can’t show you yet!  Luckily I was able to spend most of yesterday in bed, and I even fell asleep by 7pm.  I didn’t even knit, but I finished a novel about the Dust Bowl, and got through about half of White Fang.  I think I should choose a more uplifting novel for my next read, eh?

Anyway, I finally got around to writing up the last two Purl Jam birthday swaps, so here’s that post!

https://purljamsf.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/first-birthday-swaps-of-2016/

Now I’m going to get back to my tea and rest.

Birthday swap, my turn!

You might remember that a while back, I knitted some gnome mittens for a friend as part of our knitting group’s birthday mitten/glove swap of 2013-14.  Well, tonight it was my turn to be on the receiving end of the swap!

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I was gifted some gorgeous gloves made with the Woolen Rabbit yarn, in the pattern Ringwood, from knitty.com. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf10/PATTringwood.php.  The buttons are beautiful vintage buttons.

I love them!

I love them!

Lovely toasty set

Lovely toasty set 

As if these pretty gloves weren’t enough, I was also gifted a handmade ceramic mug with Dalek motifs!!!!!

Caffeinate! Caffeinate

Caffeinate! Caffeinate

What an awesome swap!  Thanks, knitting friend!