Gift #3

Here is the last of the gifts I made for my recommendation letter writers!

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Gift #1

Late last year, I asked a big favor from three very busy people: letters of recommendation. I could have sent thank you notes, but decided I would make each person a handknit gift. Here’s the first one!

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Dad’s Cardigan

Here’s another gift for Dad, a cozy cardigan. I really liked the texture motif that continued from the cuff up the sleeve and saddle. It’s technically a jacket, and is knit with bulky yarn, so it was relatively quick to knit.

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Gansey in Triplicate

So, apparently, Mom and I created a monster when we collaborated on the first Gansey Watch Cap. It led to another, very similar hat, after which Dad asked for of his own (in the same two-color style) in maroon and gold, the U of MN Gopher colors.

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2008: The End

Hayy 2009 everyone! Here’s a montage of the projects I finished in 2008:

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A Christmas Stocking

During Grandma’s recent visit, I showed her a couple of books filled with Christmas Stocking designs. I told her to pick a couple that she liked, and that I would make her one for the coming holiday.

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Have you seen my sock mojo?

I mostly made my holiday knitting deadline. Except for two pairs of socks. I just couldn’t get motivated to work on them. I started one, and the cuff was way too bag, and I felt the weight of the dreaded sock curse creeping upon me.

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Sister Scarves

Here’s pair of recent FOs I think I’m safe to show you all. :) (Note to S-Let me know if you want this post hidden until after the holidays!) These little scarves were made for S to give as gifts later this month.

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The story of a little skein

(Quick note: My dad’s health has declined since his long illness a couple years ago. This past summer, he was accepted as a candidate for a heart transplant, and last week, he was admitted to the hospital and is now waiting for a new heart. My cousin up north is also in the hospital with [...]

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Socks, ghosts, and links, oh my!

For a while, I was working on my current SOS08 pair, Big Basin (from Six Sox Knitalong). This is the first time I’m using a wool-tencel blend

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB

 

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