Category Archives: Gift Ideas

Host a Knitting Shower!

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area and have a special bride or expectant mother in your life, consider hosting a “Knitting Shower,” and invite a group of special friends to create a unique gift!

I’d love to come and teach your group the basic knitting skills necessary to make a blanket square. The squares can then be assembled into an unforgettable one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured for years to come!

A “Knitting Shower” is a fun opportunity to get together, learn a skill that will last a lifetime, and that will result in a special keepsake.

The fee includes materials, three hours of knitting instruction, and post-party blanket assembly.

Use the contact form to set up your “Knitting Shower” today!

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Shhhh…It’s a Secret!

A secret? On the Internet? Well, yeah, if your husband doesn’t read your knitting blog!

Here are the socks I’m making for hubby’s birthday. Pattern taken from the basic sock recipe found in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s book, Knitting Rules.

Specs:

Pattern: The aforementioned Harlot
Yarn: Regia Cotton (blend for socks)
Color: Navy (color #50)
Needles: 1.5 (2.5mm)

Clapotis

I resisted for a very, very, very long time, but finally succumbed and made one. I scrapped the one I had started for my mom, and thankfully a friend hipped me to the Clapotis Excel Spreadshet. It made it easy peasy! And this was the result: the clapotis for a very special someone to me, who is leaving the state to marry her soulmate 🙂



First Pair of Socks Completed!

I’ve knit socks before…just never 2 of the same one (also known as a pair, I believe!). Thus, last night at Guild, I finished Sock #2 of this pretty little set.

Interesting knitting irony: I made them for hubby’s birthday (which is tomorrow), but he ran around this morning saying he could not find socks (I guess I should be doing more laundry than knitting…???). Anyhoo, I whipped these babies out, and sent one happy hubby off to work in style!

Specs:

Yarn: Colinette “Jitterbug” in Oyster Blush
(1 skein, with less than a yard left over! Woot!)
Needles: US size 2 (toes, US size 1)