30 December 2008

Knitterly gifts and such...

A lovely pair of dog walking gloves in a light blue angora. Knit by my daughter. I'm in shock that she actually knit with 4 needles in the round, she must have been desperate with no money to spare. But I'm totally impressed that she actually made fingers instead of mitts, there may be some hope for her yet.Next, from my faithful sidekick and walking partner, Ladydog, Franklin Habit's new book. She told me there's another book coming but it's on back order and I'll just have to wait for the surprise. I really have to keep her away from the computer and Amazon.

And from Julie, (which was a total surprise, because I told Mr D. this was what he was getting me) is the new Buddy Case from Namaste to match my bag. I just realised today when I was taking the picture that it's magnetized and it holds my metal thingys. Thank-you Julie!
And lastly, a gift to myself. I have been coveting this pattern for a long time and finally decided to treat myself. So Miss "P" and I went to Julie's and bought 3 skeins. I should have done it sooner. I love it.
Pattern: Aibhlinn from Knitty
Yarn: Dream in Colour Classy, 2 skeins, Some Summer Sky
Needles: 4.5mm
Lovely, lovely pattern, and I even knit the bobbles! (which I hate doing)
The only thing I did different was making it 20" long instead of 24".
Wait till you see what I knit with the 3rd skein!!!


Jeanne said...

Great gifts - angora mittens - nice! Love the cowl - gorgoeous color and it looks lovely ony you.

Samantha said...

Wow, Val, good job! :)

I love Aibhlinn. It's been on my list for a long long time as well, I just haven't gotten around to doing it. I love the colour you chose. Gorgeous!! :)