(This is the first of several installments where I show you all the crap I couldn’t show you in December.)
I guess I wasn’t the only one who has taken it upon herself to clean up “diaper lady
”. My mom went home last week with a suitcase full of new neckwear. Yes, I think we have banished the diaper forever, Thank God.
First of all, my sister
made her this glamorous scarf. Fleece artist
. Pattern on the yarn package. It’s the same yarn I used for this capelet
, circa 2005. Mom's scarf is so pretty, I may rip out my capelet and make one too. One cannot have too many lacey periwinkle items!
For my contribution, I made her a Flared Lace Smoke Ring
. I was dying to blog about it, and if you’re wishing to see it in progress, I promise I’m going to make another one. Soon. For me.
She put it on as soon as she opened it Christmas morning, and was still wearing it at 10pm that night! I don’t think I’ve ever gotten such a good reception to a knitted gift, so I was really happy. Not to mention, that it looks smashing on her.
And besides that, I loved knitting it. It is a very clever pattern. I got my pattern at Elann
and used my sock yarn
- one skein - color Robin's Egg. Actually, it took significantly less than the 350 yds called for, but I did end up making it slightly shorter than the pattern.
And if that's not enough neckwear for ya, look! she even finished a neckwarmer for herself.
She was knitting a mistake rib scarf from Lamb's Pride Bulky, and after about 30 of the required 70-some inches, she was running out of steam. (And to be honest, we've been watching her knit this scarf for months, and we were all ready for her to move on to another project.)
So, it took a little arm twisting, a few complimentary rows and some buttonholes by moi, and we turned that puppy into a chic neckwarmer. I was really pretty thrilled with the way it turned out.