Margot and Twirly Skirt
Sometimes it’s a blessing to be delayed…..the post about the gifts that Margot knit for her two granddaughters (age 18 and 1) has been in my blogging line-up for several weeks now. I mentioned to Margot at today’s Saturday knitting workshop that I was finally posting about her knitting gifts to her granddaughters …and I needed a little more info.
Here’s the blessing! Margot received a Christmas card from her family with a photo of the two girls (sisters)…one in her “Jasmine” Rowan Sweater and the other in her Twirly Skirt.
The Christmas Card Photo - Margot's granddaughters
The details…..the Jasmine Sweater, designed by Lisa Richardson, was featured in Rowan’s Magazine #39 (Spring 2006) …now out of print. I pulled out my copy and took another journey through the wonderful designs…I became wistful…do I have time to add more projects to my knitting lineup? No…but I probably will. Margot used a different yarn than the design specified. Her choice was Frog Tree’s Cotton/Silk mix – 85% pima cotton and 15% silk. It was a wonderful choice.
The “Twirly Skirt” was knit for her 1-yr old granddaughter…..Margot used Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece (an all-time favorite of mine)…..she enhanced the design with the addition of eyelets with ribbon.
Did I mention (?) that Margot is a very proud grandmother ( a very dear friend…another blessing…we met because we knit)! Be sure to view the slide show that follows.
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The CAL bag
All around the table the needles were clicking and the conversations were animated, as always at the Friday morning knitting group, and two FO’s got captured on the camera. Patricia has embarked upon making the most lovely project-style fully-lined bags…they are so stylish and so functional. One of her most recent is the bag she made with Cal-motif fabric for our Friday morning Cal Supporter – Jean.
Jean and Patricia
I purchased one from her recently…and surprise of surpises…the motif design on mine is dog-related. We can look forward to more of Patricia’s bag designs soon.
The Twirly Skirt
Janie showed the Twirly Skirt that she just finished knitting for her 4-yr old granddaughter. It is so darn cute. The name of the yarn escapes me but it is a “tutti-fruity” kind of style – yarn flecked with color.
I am quite taken with the knitted Twirly Skirt as Christmas gifts for my very young nieces. So, I’ve just placed a call to my sister and forwarded the link to her…so I can get the “approval”. She’s always appreciative…but I know the girls are starting to form their opinions – ages 8, 6, & 4 (I think) – and just want to be sure they will think it as cute as I do!
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