Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Knitting for Others

***I'm over on The Penny-Pinching Housewife today writing a guest post on how to save money by gardening, if you wanted to swing by there and check it out.*** 

Remember back in April when I posted about my non-slouchy beret I knitted myself? Well the hat was such a hit, that many of my friends decided they wanted one too. And when I say many, I really mean like two. But many sounds better so that's what I'm sticking with.

My awesome friend Tory, who came with her husband the middle of August for an epic 2-day visit, was the first to request one. I actually can't remember if she asked first or if I offered first but somehow it ended up with me knitting her a hat and a cowl. Which was totally cool and I loved doing.

I chose a pretty dark grey colour and started off by knitting the cowl, since I knew it would be the most time consuming. I originally thought that I would do both the cowl and the hat in the same grey but decided it would be too dark and dreary. So I used up some leftover yarn and made her a hat to match mine!

Me modeling Tory's stuff
She was completely delighted with her gift and wore them for a good chunk of the weekend. Although the chilly weather definitely helped in this decision as well.


Knitting for others is special and fun to do. The whole time I was knitting Tory's gifts, I kept thinking about her and how much she was going to like them.

I'm excited to get started on my next project for another friend. I plan on picking up the yarn tomorrow and getting started on it later this week. I'm so glad I got back into knitting, it's so relaxing and fun to do. If you haven't tried it, you totally should.

6 comments:

  1. My mom recently taught me how to crochet! Trying not to let too much time pass in between sessions or I'll forget everything lol

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  2. Knitting is a lot of fun and I find fall a great time to get going on yarn projects!

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  3. It's seriously the awesomest cold weather gear I've ever owned! And I might have already asked Jeff once or twice (in August in Virginia, mind you), if it would be okay if I wore them at the movie theatre to keep me warm in the AC. He said he would just sit far, far away.

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  4. Kate - I have never learned to crochet. But you should definitely whip up some projects before you forget how!

    Jackie - Yes, fall is a great time to get back into knitting projects. I definitely slowed down over the summer but I'm excited to start some new ones!

    Tory - You make me chuckle. And I love that you wanted to wear them in the theatre, the AC can get cold in there!

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  5. It looks like you ladies had a wonderful visit. I'm still trying to contain my jealousy. :P

    Did you use a pattern or make it up yourself?

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  6. Stasy- We did have a wonderful visit. :) And yes, I did use a pattern for the hat and cowl. I'm not THAT creative. :P

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