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.
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.
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.)
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?
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.
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.
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:(
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!
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).
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!