11.17.2010

My Sister Extraordinaire



which ones?

My little sister is one of those people who knows how to do everything. She sews, quilts, crochets, knits, crafts, cooks, bakes, gardens, and (I suspect) even makes her own dog food. And she does all these things beautifully and effortlessly. So you will understand that she was the last person I thought of when I saw this wonderful pattern knitted up at my LYS. It was greedily going to be mine, mine, mine! But then, inconveniently, holiday knitter's guilt crept in. I started to wonder if my sister extraordinaire ever was given a handmade anything because it was just assumed that she could make it herself. So this year I will be gifting her with a SHAWL COLLARED COWL by ALANA DAKOS of NEVER NOT KNITTING. I am using Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (sooo soft, plus quick to knit up). I, of course, also picked up two skeins and some buttons to make one for myself (knitter's guilt is so fleeting).
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12 comments:

  1. You're sister is going to love it! I'm guessing you're right and no one has gifted her with anything handmade since she does it all herself! I love both buttons, which doesn't help you. I love the design on the round, darker ones, but also love the way the light ones pop against that yarn color. In the end, I think I'd go with the darker ones. :)

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  2. OMG what pretty buttons! Use both...have been seeing loads of things in boutiques with mismatched buttons.

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  3. Those buttons are gorgeous, just the thing to finish the project off. Your sister will love it.

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  4. I love how the darker buttons bring out the yarn color. It's beautiful! Thanks for the quick gift idea.

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  5. I'm sure your sister will really appreciate your gift. I love the yarn and the buttons.

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  6. I think you are absolutely right about people like your sister rarely getting handmade gifts... I just realized that about my mother, so now my daughter and I are knitting for her.

    Those buttons are gorgeous. They make me want to go button shopping right now! I am also envious of how elegant your blog looks, everything is so nicely put together.

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  8. I think, as a knitter, your sister will truly appreciate the gift, since she'll know exactly what went into it.

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  9. Beautiful! Where did you find those amazing buttons?

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  10. Lovely, if I was your sister I'd love this, and yes, home makers/hand makers don't get enough hand made gifts. Instead we tend to get tools and more things to make other things with. But it is extra nice to wrap yourself in the bit of love that went into something as beautiful as your cowl. I like the sand coloured buttons better. What's the colour of her hair?

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  11. Thanks everyone for your kind compliments! I bought both sets of buttons at my trusty LYS, Island Yarns in Maryland.
    Dina, I love your idea of mixing the buttons. My sister is a little bit more conservative in her style than me, so I'm leaning towards the darker ones.
    Forwardtumble, thank you! Her hair is dark brown.

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  12. What a lucky sister you have :-) Sweetness!

    Thank you for linking this up to Fibers on Friday! I hope to see you back again and again!

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