Tag Archives: Gifts

Baby Surprise Jacket — A Puzzle!

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket pattern creates a truly bizarre-looking piece of knitting until you fold it up correctly. It seemed like a good gift idea for friends of ours who like puzzles, and they were conveniently coming over for … Continue reading

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What have I been up to for the last year or so?

A very good question!  Friends of mine got married this past summer, but about two years ago, around the time they got engaged, my friend Asher and I decided to make them a blanket, based on Asher’s pattern for change … Continue reading

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Adventures in 3-D Knitting: Nativity Sets

Way, way back in July, we went to visit some of James’s relatives in Maine.  We had a lovely trip.  A chance remark from one of James’s cousins set in motion this year’s Christmas knitting project:  nativity sets.  At this … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek

I’ve alluded to my never-ending deadline-knitting project a bunch of times recently, and I finally finished the first of six sections.  Here is your give-nothing-away-since-it’s-a-gift/surprise sneak peek!

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Knitting for Comfort

How many of you knit to comfort yourself or your loved ones?  I bet a lot of you just raised your hands.  Lots of religious communities have groups that get together to knit “prayer shawls” for members who are going … Continue reading

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Baby Surprise Jacket

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m *very* distractable when I’m knitting on a deadline.  Instead of dilligently working on my big project over Thanksgiving, I took a break for a quick-knit baby sweater for a knitting friend who is due in … Continue reading

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Knitted Gifts for People in Warm Climates

Have you been wanting to start your holiday knitting, but are stymied by the fact that your nearest and dearest don’t need protection from winter weather?  I’ve been there — most of my in-laws live in Florida, and while they … Continue reading

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