I Don’t Get to Keep These

This post will be all about the items I’ve made recently for other people. I love making stuff for other people, and lately, I’ve had co-workers and classmates asking me to make them things more frequently than ever.

First, here are some things I made my secret knitting pal during the exchange that I couldn’t post about. I sent her three packages and I made three things. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the first thing I made, which happened to also be my first lace knitting project. The finished piece was a triangle neck scarf with diamond lace detail on the edges and a cute button closure, made in blue. The second thing I made her was a set of colorful striped mittens out of Patons Classic Merino Wool. Her last package contained an Unorginal Hat in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Cranberry (pattern by the Yarn Harlot can be found on her blog).

I also crocheted her a birthday cake for her birthday in January.
Next, I made a set of Dashing gloves for a friend of mine in my poetry class. We’ve been in classes together twice now, and we will be in the same class this coming semester, so I was thrilled to get to make him something. I used Patons Shetland Chunky in Hunter Green.
Here is a scarf I knit for a co-worker. She found out that I started teaching classes and asked me to make her a warm scarf that she could wear. She purchased some soft Bernat Berella yarn in cream, so I decided to stick with a simple pattern that would use up as much of the yarn as possible. I went with a simple “Mistake Rib” pattern and loved how it turned out.

(Mistake Rib: Cast on multiple of 4 stitches plus 3 [*K2, p2; repeat from * end K2, p1.] Repeat this row every row until you run out of yarn. Great rib that has a complicated look without being complicated)
I have other finished gifts that haven’t been given to the recipients yet, so I can’t post about them yet. Let’s just say that my friend and my cousin are having babies soon, so cute baby stuff is being made right now.