the rest of the handmade goodies

Now that everything has been given away I can show you the rest of what I made!

My mom requested fingerless mitts after seeing mine on Thanksgiving. So she got a pair.

mom's mitts

On Hannukah I found out that the socks I had given to my dad a couple of years ago were too snug around. They were colorwork so I guess I didn’t account for the loss of stretch. Oops. So he got a new pair of socks from Berroco Comfort Sock. That yarn is so soft. I am going to need to get more to make myself some socks.

dad's christmas socks

The same year I gave my dad the (too small) socks, I gave my aunt a pair also. She lost one in the laundromat. She always wears sneakers so I decided I could cheat slightly and make her socks out of DK weight cotton/acrylic yarn. They felt soft and cozy when I tried them on. I hope she loves them! (She didn’t try them right there so I didn’t get to find out.)

teddy's christmas socks

She also got one of the matroyshka doll ornaments that I made. I gave two of these to Rachel and Shauna and kept one for myself. I think the one I made for my aunt is not pictured here but you get the idea, right?

matroysha doll ornaments

Last night, in honor of being finished with all of my crafting for other people, I decided to cast on a new sweater for myself that I’ve been wanting to make. I am starting with the sleeves so I was doing magic loop on my Signature Needle Arts circular needles. Today in the car, I discovered something tragic.

broken needle

So sad! I’m going to write to them and see if they can put my tips on a new cord or something and then never EVER use them for magic loop again.


4 thoughts on “the rest of the handmade goodies

  1. linda December 26, 2010 / 10:48 am

    lovely knitted goods! but sucky with the needles; didn’t you have problems with them before too? hrm… i love their stuff, but do you feel like they have manufacturing issues at all? that would suck:(

    • abigailvr December 26, 2010 / 11:20 am

      Yes, my first set of their circulars broke when I was pulling the stitches off of the needles. The tip came right off the cord. I think they’re still working out the circular kinks!

  2. Teenuh December 28, 2010 / 12:38 pm

    The matryoshka doll ornaments are SO CUTE! Sorry your needle bit the dust, but I’m glad Signature is replacing them (yes, I read ahead haha).

    • abigailvr December 28, 2010 / 1:03 pm

      The dolls are really fun to make, but the sticky felt is a pain in the butt to cut and sew. It made my scissors and needle all sticky! Just, FYI. 🙂

      I am really glad they are replacing them. I had resigned myself to the idea of paying for repair but this is even better!

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