Archive for January, 2010

Christmas Knitting Part 2 (the sort of a let-down post)

So — I had a huge post planned. It was going to have some riff on the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” thing, because … gift knitting is like getting married? In hindsight, I’m not sure what I was thinking.

But then I went and forgot to take pictures of three of the four gifts that I knit for gifts this past holiday season. Two pieces were from Jared Flood designs, and I had an inkling of a post titled, “A Very Brooklyn Christmas,” until it was eminently clear that I would not have my dad’s hat finished by Christmas. As it was, it’s remarkable that my mum’s mittens got finished by the morning in question.

Then there were the two extended family gifts — namely, a hershey kiss (registered trademark?) hat for my cousin’s baby, and a pair of ad hoc fingerless mitts for my grandma, in, you guessed it, maybe, the color blue.

Here is some photographic evidence of the mittens, at least:

And a slightly larger view:

I really like mittens

They are Jared Flood’s Grove Mittens, and I knit them in Classic Elite’s Renaissance yarn, which is a cushy cushy worsted weight, that I hope will wear like iron. I used size 4 needles, and these muthas are dense.

The color is called Fruit Compote, and it makes me happy in a way that only girly colors can.

Please to pardon the rather blurry picture. WordPress is acting ornery right now, and I don’t want it to harsh on my mitten-induced mellow. They’re super warm, and I think everyone should knit themselves a pair.

Hope that your new years were splendid — mine involved watching 30 Rock episodes on DVD with loved ones, and it was kind of perfect.

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