Saturday, December 27, 2008

Where to Start?

Hello out there! I hope everyone had/is having a very Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Chanukah. Once again, in spite of my good intentions, I failed to send out holiday cards this year; but I have been thinking of you!

So much has happened since the last time I posted, I hardly know where to begin. So first off, I will show you two of the gifts my sweet, talented and creative girls gave me (not that I'm biased or anything).

Liat made me this bookmark (to go with the Harlan Coben book the girls also got me). The top photo is of Meital, the bottom of Liat. I thought this was just so cute and clever! I hate to hide it inside a book.

And Meital, my budding knitter, made me this sweet little pumpkin from Jean Greenhowe's Jiffyknits, a fantastic book for new, young knitters. All of the adorable toys in the book are made with garter stitch rectangles - small ones. Just perfect for someone who is learning to knit but doesn't have a lot of patience for knitting in one color long enough to make a scarf or even a blanket for a Beanie Baby (dating myself here; probably I should have said Webkins, no?). Once she'd made the pumpkin, Meital decided to add accessories, so she knit a blanket and two hats (they fit on the pumpkin's stem, isn't that cute?).

Okay, enough gushing. For now.

Also this month, I knit a hat to go in a care package to an IDF soldier. The girls' schools often have package drives before Chanukah, to send boxes of goodies to our soliders. Usually, the boxes include soup mixes, snacks, candy and cookies, but you know a knitter just has to include a knitted something, right? The photo is saved from being completely dull (after all, what's exciting about a 2x2 rib black knitted hat?) by the lovely model, don't you agree?

Here we have the wrist warmers I knit for my niece Kim (being modeled by Liat). I have learned that they arrived safely, and fit perfectly! (Love it when that happens).

I have more to show you, but will save some for next time...


Joansie said...

The card is adorable. I'll have to tell my co-worker about knitting the squares as she has a daughter the same age as yours.

Bet your niece really loves the fingerless mitts. I do!

craftyvox said...

Those patterns from Jean Greenhowe are so cute!! Makes me wish I could knit too!!

Happy holidays to you! And best wishes for the new year!

LizzieK8 said...

Been thinking about you the past few days. Glad to know everything is fine and proceeding as it should.

Lovely book mark. The creative acorn didn't fall too far from the tree, did it? ;)

Knice Knitting, too!

Tama said...

:D :D :D Your presents are adorable! You've passed your crafting genes on for sure!
I love those gloves!