I can’t wait so please open it….. because I know you will love it and I want you to wear it before the Holidays….
Mom loves her new shawl. This is the long-awaited, ripped a few times, never should’ve ever considered drinking wine while knitting the lower portion, couldn’t wait to give this to its intended recipient shawl.
May I present the Colonnade by Stephen West. I used Berroco Comfort Chunky in Black for the top and James C. Brett Marble Chunky in a fuchsia/red colorway combo for the lower portion. Mom cannot tolerate wool, so this was all acrylic. I think I’ve seen her in at every family function. Can you say love at first snuggle?
Knitted just for my Crafter Monkey (kinda), I especially chose the owl printable gift tags from BadBirds. CM has read all the Guardians of Ga’hoole series by Kathryn Lasky (yes! all 16) and received the DVD as a present. We are looking forward to a sundae & movie night really soon (CM does NOT like popcorn).
über soft knitted cuffs. One of them originally started off life intended to be an experiment in a nordic color knitting technique for a coffee cup sleeve using Classic Elite Fresco…….But when the Crafter Monkey saw it off the needles and tried it on she asked when I was going to start the other. (Duh? what was I thinking?)
That did present one tiny problem though, I did not take copious notes so the mate required some guess-work. Well to be honest a LOT of guess-work, but no one has complained with the results. So I present to you the Cafe Cuffs! They did look a little plain and I still do not have the hang of the nordic color work so the embellishments are meant to distract the discerning eye!