Holiday Knits

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop

The holidays are approaching. For many this means extra spending on gifts, personalized Christmas cards and stressful crafting. I like giving small handmade gifts with a personal note and a nice piece of chocolate. If you recall, in the summer I had planned to give patchwork dish towels. I have a pretty good stock pile of these towels so I’ll probably give some to my family this year, but I haven’t really decided on what to make for my coworker gifts.

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As the British Hubby and I are getting close to hat/scarf/shawl saturation, I like to make items for the gift bin so I always have a supply. I pulled out a wip from Malabrigo March 2015, Malabrigo Elevation. The yarn is of course Malabrigo Rios in Natural. The pattern is High Elevation by Cassie Munksgard. I’m on the second repeat so I think there’s a chance I can get this completed in time for the holidays.

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Knitting items on a deadline isn’t my favorite. It makes me feel like knitting is a job instead of my fun hobby (I already have one job). I did manage to finish Milo III for the baby shower last Thursday. Here’s the first completed wip for November! This is in Malabrigo Rios color Purpuras.

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Update on other wips:

  • Frank in Pairs: Eight stripes are completed. It’s measuring in at 27 inches.
  • Dewberry Dancer: Now that Milo III is completed, this one is back in rotation. I expect to see more progress on this one soon.

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I received several good suggestions for November’s movie theme. Drum roll please! Presenting: Decoder Ring Knitting Movies! Our first movie is The Parallex View. It has a very young looking Warren Batty. The gripping opening scene takes place on the Space Needle. I actually stopped knitting. The scene was intense, but I also thought I spotted a female reporter sporting a knitted vest. This 1974 movie contains a parade, shooting, bar fight, 70’s car chase (including a Duke’s of Hazard style jump), boat explosion, false identities and a very unusual death by drowning in a damn overflow. Numerous times during this movie, I completely stopped knitting the Milo III. I’m almost certain I saw coded messages in Warren’s hair (perhaps, buy more yarn). If you haven’t seen this 70’s flick, check it out.

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Gracie’s newest sleep spot. It’s where Burt normally sleeps!013

One wip down and seven more to go!

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