Gifts

The gifts are flying off the needles right now. Most I can’t post about quite yet, but these two are gifts that were already given away the other week. I made both our midwives as a thank you for all they did in helping our family to have the homebirth of our dreams.

The first is the morning sun scarf from Spin Off Summer 2008:
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MAJOR scare before I gave this to her. Both our midwives were here for our final follow-up appointment. Midwife #1 was admiring Spinner’s longies, when Midwife #2 said she wished should could knit them, but she had developed a wool allergy and couldn’t wear or knit with it anymore!! Immediately I thought of her scarf sitting on the table in a gift bag….what do I do??? Yikes!! Then I remembered it was knit with Atacama Araucania… alpaca!!! I chanced it, gave it to her, and she loved it. She reported back later that she wore it all day and not and itch!

This was a quick knit. There is a similar free pattern on Ravelry if you’re interested.

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Next up, for my other midwife, is the Crown Mountain superwash merino I had shown you on the wheel a few weeks ago. I plied it up and it ended up being somewhere between a worsted and bulky weight; maybe a size 9 needle? It turned out lovely and pretty even. A few thick or thin sports here or there but mostly the same thickness. And the color was so nice. I wish it had been sunnier when I photographed it.

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Both of these women are such generous, amazing people. I couldn’t imagine going through another pregnancy and birth without them!

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7 responses to “Gifts

  1. They’re both gorgeous, but I think for me the second colourway has the edge. Lucky midwives!

  2. That’s very cool that the scarf was alpaca – whew! Gorgeous.

  3. Both projects are lovely. Alpaca to the rescue again!

  4. Amy

    Oh, those are gorgeous!

  5. Love that yarn – and I’ve been eyeing that scarf pattern for awhile. Nice job!

  6. Lovely scarves! Isn’t it nice when the gifts all start to come together? And when they are perfect for the recipient?

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