(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.
Karyn received this cool scarf from Kelly.
Annie made a pretty, cabled ipad cozy for Nan.
Jenny made this stunning shawlette for Sarah.
And for our last swap of 2016, Sarah knitted this Seuss-tastic teapot cozy for Vanessa.
Happy birthday, everyone, and so sorry if I missed any birthdays!
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/
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!
Now I’m going to get back to my tea and rest.
Tonight I wrote a blog post for my knitting group, check it out!
BTW my R bear (pictured here), was started this afternoon at swimming lessons. I love how fast these bears are to knit up, AND use up scraps!!
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!
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!
Lovely toasty set
As if these pretty gloves weren’t enough, I was also gifted a handmade ceramic mug with Dalek motifs!!!!!
What an awesome swap! Thanks, knitting friend!