My sister asked me, a week before his birthday, if I’d like to do this Harry Potter scarf kit for my nephew. It takes me much longer than that to knit anything, so I said I’d make it for Christmas — which meant doing a matching version for his sister, too.
I needed a gift for a carer, and I had some gorgeous sparkly yarns I wanted to play with. I’ve never finished a cowl before.
I’ve had this Stylecraft Cabaret for a while in a few different colourways. It’s gorgeous, but I either had no ideas or too many ideas to know exactly what I was going to do with it. Then I decided to make some ocean-themed mitts (instead of the cowl I’d originally tried lol).
A whole new bunch of slippers right off the hook!
Mandalas are an excellent way to bust your stash.
I originally started making these slippers for myself, but I didn’t like how the Unicorn Poop from Needle and Fred worked up in crochet. My carer loved them, however, so I decided to finish them as her birthday gift for this year.
This slipper pattern is pretty quick to work up and makes a lovely gift.
When I bought the Mulled Spice Wine yarn from Mothy and the Squid, I intended it for a cardigan or sweater or something for autumn. Unfortunately, my Seaside Cardigan is taking so long that I don’t want to add another big project right now, so I decided to make myself some autumn slippers instead.
I’d been wracking my brain for something to make for my (late) grandparents for Christmas 2018. Everything I’d tried so far, from a double-knit gingerbread house potholder to crocheted leaf-shaped placemats, was now in the frogged section of my projects (or deleted entirely). And then I found the perfect gift!
I had some yarn left over from my nephew’s Dinosaur Blanket set, and what better to do with it than to make some fingerless mitts for my friend who has a January birthday and lives in Boston in the ol’ US of A?