Last minute knit gifts

I decided that my mom needed a handknit item for Christmas so I cast on a pair of socks using the Duet yarn in Cowgirl I bought from The Loopy Ewe just for such an occasion.

I am 2 rows away from being done with the short row heel. Then on to the solid stockinette foot and pink wedge toes! I am so happy with how this yarn is knitting up! It’s striping fantastically!

I cast on 66 sts using size 1 dpn’s. Worked 2″ in 1×3 twisted rib then switched to size 2 dpn’s and stockinette. Simple as that! I left 11 sts unworked on the short row heel. I used the wrapped stitch short row heel from More Sensational Knitted Socks. It’s a nice sturdy short row heel.

Tracy & I did our final Christmas shopping last night and I found mom the greatest spur key fob from Brighton.

She will love it being such a horse fanatic!

I also overloaded on Monogram mugs from Anthropologie for all the kids teachers & aides.

With a few bags of tea and possibly some swizzle sticks or honey sticks they will be all set! One of the best things about Anthropologie is that you get a fantastic gift box with tissue, ribbons & bows. Every year the ribbons & tissue are different. I will post once they are all packaged with pictures.

I love the Holidays!

 

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0 responses to “Last minute knit gifts

  1. OK, so do you have an Anthropologie in town? We don’t have one close, and I should probably find them online. Mom’s socks are great. she will love them! Missing you, and have a happy birthday. Wish I could be there to share it with you. Love you! (And no, I didn’t forget when it is, I just don’t want to forget to wish you a happy one!)

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  2. Thanks for the ear warmer thingies…. they’re sooo nice, and they fit really well!
    They definitely keep my ears warm, though I haven’t been able to go running with them yet, because of all the ice and snow. šŸ˜¦

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