Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Presents for a Friend

Unfortunately the photoshoot of my Clapotis didn't happen this weekend, however, I'm going home this weekend so I should have many opportunities to get some gorgeous shots. Until then, I'll tide you over with some FO pictures.

One of the best things to come out of my most recent schooling (besides my fabulous job) is my friend Kristy. We bonded instantly as soon as we met, sharing a background in theatre and love of all things wedding-related. When I got engaged, she was always up for a trip to the wedding dress store, or the florist, or a bridal show. She's even more organized than I am and I am so relieved that she'll be coordinating our wedding. I call her my Wedding Fairy.

Her birthday was in November and I just had to knit something for her. I know how cold the theatre she works at can be so I made her a pair of fingerless gloves.

(My hands, her's are much daintier and she doesn't have my ring)
Pattern: Women's Hand Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (thanks for the suggestion Heather!)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in plum, 1 ball (thanks for the swap, Heather!)
Mods: I wanted to make them longer so I added a full pattern repeat to the arms before the thumb.

Shortly before Christmas, Kristy mentioned that she needed a new scarf. Naturally, I couldn't let her buy something when I was happy to knit a scarf for her. I offered many different pattern and yarn suggestions to get a sense of what she'd like.

This is what she wanted:
Pattern: Just Enough Ruffles from Cosmic Pluto
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Emerald Blue (a gorgeous blue/green)
Mods: I was worried that the scarf would overwhelm her so I did 3 fewer short-rows than the pattern calls for.

Verdict: Kristy loves them!


Bertha said...

Wow, lucky friend! They are both lovely!

Anonymous said...

How lovely!

spillyjane said...

Nice wristwarmers! Usually I'm not a fan, but those are nice.

Anonymous said...

What great gifts! You have lucky friends! (Me included! The pashmina kept me toasty while I scraped my car off at work tonight.)

Heather G. said...

Does this mean I am your Yarn Fairy?

Andrea said...

Very beautiful wristwarmers. What a lucky friend you have!