Knitting it up…

I’m a compulsive knitter.  All you need to mention that your uterus might be occupied and I will start a blanket.  I can’t help it.  I’m going to be “That” aunt.  You know the one… she knits you sweaters for every Christmas and you live in Florida.  Yup.  That’s me.  So my Package Pal was not going to get off the hook that easily… knitted gifts were on the agenda.

 

First up, the coffee cozy.

My favorite part of knitting is when a project goes from this

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to this!  When the pattern emerges… well, giddy doesn’t cover it.  Cables are extra satisfying too because they look complicated but are actually pretty simple.

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The hardest part of this project?  Button selection.

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Not only which buttons but then whether to sew them on “face up” or “face down” (that is, if buttons have faces).

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and viola!  I whipped up this bad boy in a couple hours.  Talk about instant gratification.

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I particularly love this pattern because it’s adjustable to fit various mug sizes.  Bonus!

Get the Paper Sensei Coffee cozy pattern HERE

Next up, the cutest little bunny that I ever did see.

This whole pattern was knit in the round with double pointed needles.  Sorta makes you feel like you’re knitting with a sea urchin.

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Maybe I should have been a drummer… I think I could so some serious damage with drum sticks after the choreography with 4 needles that is small knits on DPNs.

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The icing on this little bunny cake has got to be his pom pom tail.  I’m a fan, fo sho.

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Stitch on a little innocent rabbit face and you’re dunzo.

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Perfect for all the little cuties in your life (including yourself!)

Get the Spud & Chloe Rabbit pattern HERE.

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A Letter to a Failing Project

Dear NKP (New Knitting Project),

I don’t think we are going to work out.  Sorry to be so blunt, but I’ve got to be honest. 

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It’s not a secret that things are falling apart at the seams… literally. Should it really be this hard in the beginning? I don’t think it should. I mean, we’re in the honeymoon stage!  It should all be butterflies and sunshine but, instead, it’s nothing but dropped stitches and heartache.

I can’t take it much longer.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about doing my part. But you are so needy! You just take and take and take… and what do I have to show for it? A shriveled mass of knots and snags.

I’m feeling like I’ve been totally duped.  Sure, you look AMAZING on paper, but when I get into the knit and purl of it all, it’s not a pretty picture. You’ve really got to shape up.

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Please, don’t beg. It’s a bit pathetic. I’ll hold out a little longer.  I’m serious though.  If I can’t get through another half dozen rows without a snafu, it’s

welcome to Dumpsville—population you!

Sincerely,

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