Finished Gifts to Give


Over the weekend not only did I finish two gifts that have been in my knitting bag for a few weeks but I tagged them with their washing instructions, photographed them AND wrapped them up.  Ready to give.  I believe this gift giving is balm for the soul.


My wurm hat turned out nicely!  I only repeated the purl ridge seven times because of the drape of the cotton blend yarn.  I prefer knitting with wool but for the recipient who will be undergoing chemo treatments, I thought cotton would be much much more comfortable than wool.


The baby blanket is done and believe it or not, I still have left over yarn in that dye lot.  It's like the seven loaves and two fish(es) deal.  It just keeps meeting the needs of the many!  This yarn is a cotton blend as well and now that it's done, my hands can rest.  Cotton can be rough on the hands since it has little give.


My wrist/hand keeps improving and I feel good overall.  I just need to slow down and listen more to my body signals.  If you know me at all, that is one huge challenge for me.


Comments

  1. lovely work! it is hard to listen to one's body and do proper care; worth it but not easy.

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  2. I love gifting knits. Love and healing knit in each stitch.

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  3. both turned out so pretty!!! I was listening to a podcast the other day(new to me)--thecharmofit(i think) and she talks about slowing her knitting down (she's an arthritis sufferer, too). I've been trying to slow down just to enjoy the journey more...this is not what you usually hear from knitters!!!

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  4. What a generous, thoughtful, and devoted knitter you are, with really lovely FOs! I hope your wrist and hand continue to improve.

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  5. Your gifts are beautiful and thoughtful. I completely understand listening to your body. I worked in the garden for too long last night and my arm is very sore today. I knew better!

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  6. I love that blanket pattern. It looks like an easy to use pattern that would be good for TV knitting!

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  7. Such lovely gifts! I'm sure they will be treasured. Hopefully your hands recover from the cotton yarn quickly.

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  8. You do such beautiful work! I'm glad you are feeling better. Now, don't overdo it! ♥ You are in my daily prayers, Karen.

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  9. I know the hat and the blanket will be well loved.

    Yes, cotton can be hard on the hands, but for such beautiful projects it was well worth it.

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  10. Cotton hats for friends with treatments is the best idea, I think. Soft and breathable. :)

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  11. How thoughtful, cotton is perfect for your friend undergoing chemo treatment so much softer. Glad to hear you are improving, long may that continue.

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  12. Beautiful finished objects, Karen! And, yay for continued healing!!

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  13. Beautiful, Karen! So glad your hand is done by better! xx

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  14. Beautiful gifts which I am sure both recipients will love! Cotton is tough on the hands for working with isn't it.

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  15. You are really moving along even with a bum wrist! Did I tell you you are my knitting hero? :)
    Very pretty gifts by the way.

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  16. Terrific gifts here, Karen. I wish your friend luck with the chemo treatments. And I agree how cotton is rough on a knitter's hands.

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  17. Your gifts are beautiful. Yes, we all have to listen to our bodies. I too have to continuously limit my knitting/crocheting or I have to deal with aching wrists and hands as well as the threat of carpel tunnel syndrome. I am glad to hear that your arms are feeling better.

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  18. Such sweet gifts. They are both pretty and thoughtful.

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  19. Lovely hat and what a beautiful blanket - so simple pattern but so effective :) My wrists hurt too, so I have to watch out. I also do wrist workouts :D

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  20. So beautiful gifts! So much love and thought in them!

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  21. Your gifts are beautiful. You are one generous lady :)

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  22. Beautiful gifts - I'm sure they'll both be cherished. Now, rest your hands!

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  23. What a gorgeous color for that baby blanket! I'm totally impressed by your dedication and knitting with that cotton, it kills my hands. If I'm going to work with cotton I stick to a blend, hopefully you haven't had too much pain

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