Friday, April 18, 2008

Mom's Birthday Gifts NOW with Pictures!

Yes my mother got her birthday gifts with the needles still in them. But now that she has seen her gifts, I can now show you. This is the back of the Celtic Tote from Interweave Knits Winter 2007. This pic shows the true colour.
But this pic shows the cables much better. Cool, eh?!

This is my first knitted button hole. I had to do it twice but it turned out fine.
Even the handles on this are cables. I'm working on the front now.
These are the titled cable socks, also from Interweave Knits Winter 2007. I stopped the cable at the foot so they would fit better in a shoe. My mom was really glad because while she loved the cables, the sock would have bothered her with the cables on top. My mom has MS and her feet have weird sensations so plain and soft are best. I must keep that in mind with all sock patterns I knit for her. Plain Stockinette is best. No problem!

I'm just so pleased at how the colour pooled in this, with the ankle matching the foot.

I have one more thing to share. My mom gave me these pin cushions that came from my Nana's. Aren't they adorable?! I just giggle at them every time I see them. Too funny.


Anonymous said...

Is the bag going to be felted? It is very nice just as is.

I have made a quick counting; I made one pair of sock while you knitted a trizillion things. Maybe I should make some donation to your stash, at the speed your producting, it should be gone pretty soon.


The Gourmet Goddess said...

The bag will be slightly felted. The end result should be that the stitches are still visible.

Why is that no matter how big your stash is, you always need something else or more of something to do a project?!

Anonymous said...

Yes you're right, stash is always nicer at the other knitters's house. I have a fair sized stash but last week, I bought this beautiful cotton/soy silk blend yarn at London-Wul to knit myself a "summer" sweater. Giving a ball of yarn or two is just a pretend to make me feel less guilty.

Now off to starting that new sweater!