Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Sister's Birthday!

Today my sister turns 29.  She's one year away from the big one!!

A while back in July, Missy asked me what I wanted for my birthday.  I showed her a list of patterns I wanted to buy from www.KnitPicks.com.  She bought me a few patterns and commented that she found a hat that she liked and fingerless gloves.  Now, my sister is very picky, but here was a time where she essentially picked out two patterns!!!

The first one was a WIP that I had shown you previously, but when I finished it, I realized that I goofed.  I made it too small!  It fits my 5 year old cousin pretty good though! :-)


Yarn - Knit Picks Gloss Fingering , in the color Kenai, 2 hank
Hooks - C (2.75mm) and E (3.5mm)

I then decided I would try to get the second pattern done before her birthday.

Pattern - Ribbed Crochet Wristlets, I bought it on www.knitpicks.com
Yarn - Knit Picks Swish Worsted in color Lost Lake Heather - 2 skeins
Hook - H (5.0mm)
Buttons - Found them at Joann's for less than a dollar I think!

Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this yarn.  It is 100% Merino and it is so soft!!  This was my first time working with wool where it wasn't scratchy in the slightest!!  (I know, just means this is my first good stuff, but still!!!)  I'm definitely going to be using this yarn again.

I finished these wristlets on September 26th. I thought I had enough time to order more yarn and make the hat again, in time for October 11th......WHAT WAS I THINKING?!  To top it off, Missy's birthday dinner was going to be on October 10th instead because we have soccer games on Tuesdays.

I finished it with no time to spare.  I was actually late for Missy's birthday dinner yesterday.

Me kneeling in front of my bf saying, "Take a picture, quick! I'm running late!"
Yarn - Knit Picks Stroll Tonal , in the color Golden Glow, 1 hank
Hooks - C (2.75mm) and E (3.5mm)

Missy put it on at the restaurant, I think it looks better on her!
Success!!!!  Happy Birthday Missy!!!

Sam <3

1 comment:

  1. Great hat and mitts! You're really making lots of stuff! Good for you!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)