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Sunday, December 28, 2008

As Promised....

A few items that had to remain secret until after the holidays (there are still a couple of things that will be gifted on Saturday this coming week, so I'll have more to show yet)...

A couple of my Mavis knitting bags - this a custom order:
I love this fabric! And it's out of print, of course...
Becky had this fabric stashed away, and asked me to make her a Mavis. What she hadn't expected was that the making of it was my gift to her...Becky has been such a good friend, putting my bags in her shop and not charging me a penny to do so, I thought this was one way to say "thank you!" I do so love Laurel Burch fabrics, and wish I could afford the licensing to use them...but gifting is okay.
This is one of a pair of Anne's Fine Cabled Mitts that I made for my colleage at the office:
I used Knitpicks Gloss fingering and fell madly in love with this yarn. It will be fueling my stash soon in other colors, I know...

And my boss asked specifically for a pair of socks - she wanted wild and crazy, and did not want purple (yes, sure, in MY stash? Can you imagine there's anything without purple there...?)...but what she REALLY wanted was house socks made completely of fun fur.

Um. No. I don't DO fun fur. Well, not any more. And I simply could not imagine trying to turn a heel in fun fur...But she IS my boss and I think the world of her...
So I topped the feather and fan pattern she requested with fun fur to make it, hm...well - FUN!
The yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Art Walk Sock Yarn Club "Phenomina" - a rainbow riot of boss liked them a lot, she said...(and the fun fur? Is Lion Brand)

Christmas "vacation" has it's back to work tomorrow until 1 p.m. on Wednesday - at which point, we get another long weekend...Somehow? These short weeks seem even longer than than they should, doncha know?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You certainly rose to the challenge of fun, non-purple, furry socks. Bravo!

Now, back to something semi-solid, calm, and perhaps cabled. Ah, knitting peace returns! VBG!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Wow! You really made a lot of gifts this year! Those! I love the mitts and the yarn bag is just precious! :)

7:34 AM  
Blogger Pat K said...

Those are some wild socks. Love the mitts.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

I've never quite understood how removing one work day from the week can make the remainder twice as long!

Love the bags! And the socks -- WOW!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

My bag is just beautiful and I can't tell you how much I Love it and do appreciate it as a gift very very much!!!! I have been carrying it ever since I picked it up from you! Just looking at it makes me smile! Thank you!!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Those socks turned out really well, and just prove what a good person you are -- fun fur, man alive ;)

2:55 PM  

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