At long last, I finally delivered the last of the gift knitting for 2011. A friend’s birthday fell in mid/late December, which made it difficult for us to get together. Then, my schedule was ridiculously hectic with life and musical rehearsals. So on Sunday evening, she finally got to open her gift. And now I can show off the goodies I made last year for family & friends.
I started off with a scarf for Deanna’s birthday in February…
This was quickly followed by the Sunrise Shawl, which was gifted to Liz in April.
This De Colores Scarf was given to the leader of the Cum Christo women’s weekend team I served on in April.
This shawlette was birthday gift #3 for my women’s group. It looks wonderful on Julia!
This Spartan Shawl was a bonus gift for my girlfriend Tammy. We were vacationing in Hilton Head when I handed it to her. It’s one of her prized possessions…
This pretty blue shawl was a Mother’s Day gift for my mom. Hopefully she liked it…
And the birthday list continues. Becky celebrated hers in June, and I honored her with this shawlette…
Because I had three October birthdays to plan for in my women’s group, I got an early start on completing theirs. Since Debbie is an avid scrapbooker, I knit her stole using scraps of sock yarn left over from other projects. She loved it, especially when I explained the concept behind it!
I had two ideas for Lori’s birthday shawl, and ultimately I went with this uniquely constructed two-color softie.
And the second of the three October gift shawls flew off the needles in September…
There were a few non-shawl gifts I knit during the year, including this baby blanket of platypi for a co-worker’s newborn.
The tropical colors and entrelac pattern make this wrap stand out. And Melanie is thrilled with it. Win-win!
My sis-in-law is very special to me, and I decided to give her a shawl as well for Christmas.
I knit another baby blanket for another new-mommy co-worker. This colleague returned the favor with a photo…my kind of colleague!! 😀
For my brother I also knit a Christmas gift…a scarf in the colors of his beloved Dallas Cowboys. The scarf features a stripe sequence applying the Fibonacci sequence.
Here is the last-given gift shawl for my women’s group…the Icelandic Lace Shawl, which Anne really loved. Hopefully she’ll put it to use!!
Lookie – another birthday scarf. This one features Gryffindor House colors, which Barb had sort of requested. I’ve even seen her wear it. Score!
We’re almost done here. My son got his annual gift of knitted socks, which he says he enjoys. These feature his fraternity colors, and the presentation highlights our shared love of the TV show Bones.
And the last of the birthday shawls was knit in December and presented in January to Claire, our group’s delightful leader.