Friday, November 12, 2010

Two to give and One to keep

I really think a simple ribbon is all the wrapping a small handknit gift needs.  It lets the focus be on the Handknit :)  A couple of gifts off the handmade list for two very special friends whose birthdays are at the end of the month...


For Shelley:  a long, squishy scarf in greens and blues...


For Kathy:  a soft, drapey plum-colored cowl (sorry it looks more grape in the pic, but it really is plum)...



And for me:  the softest cloud of a shawl, that can be worn bunched and wrapped as a big, cozy scarf...


Or as an airy shawl...


Because I knit these all a while ago, I got careless and threw away the yarn labels and put the needles away (there's already enough clutter with current and wanna-be wip's that I hate to leave stuff lying around from the finished ones.)
But the patterns are all freebies, so here ya go:


Happy Knitting and Gifting!!!

27 comments:

Harmien said...

I think all three are gorgeous, but what do I know, I'm cazy... ;o)

Sharlotte said...

These are all great Staci! I've been knitting quite a bit lately as well.

Nicole said...

Wow Staci, you've been busy!! I love them all (I really like the white one - it's so pretty)!

KarenV said...

Just beautiful, all of them!

Annie said...

Lovely gift ideas. That cowl is just gorgeous!

Jucus said...

Hi, dear Staci!
I love your Zigzag scarf, its super absolutely. I wanted to download it's pattern but I cannot register on this site, because I'm Hungarian. I would like to knit this scarf very much. Could you help me? I giv you my address: Judit.Posch@gmail.com
Could you please send me the pattern of this scarf? Thanks in advance!
Hugs Judit

Catherine said...

What wonderful gifts! I love the plum colored piece!

Barbara said...

Oh that cowl just makes me melt! It's all lovely, but that looks lusciously cozy and comfy!

Dee said...

They look GREAT!

Virginia said...

So pretty. I'm LOVING the cowl. It's gorgeous.

And grape/plum... eh, not such a big problem. It's all in the purple family.

The shawl looks fabulous too. Oh, who am I kidding, your knitting is gorgeous! Go you. :)

diamondc said...

Very lovely gifys Staci, beautiful.
Someday I will learn to knit.
Blessings
Catherine

Lei B. said...

They are all just lovely. Makes me want to pull out my needles and give knitting a try again. Take care.

Ann said...

Your knitted gifts are just lovely - I'm trying hard to knit some gifts just now but I keep changing my mind and then I get nothing finished!

Janaina said...

All absolutely neat and charming, but the white piece is my fave! Lovely! :)
Great weekend for you!

Cindy's Stitching said...

all so pretty. They will be adored

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

Tasteful and beautiful. The
ribbon accents the real star
which is the scarf and the
cowl. What more do you need?

The shawl/scarf that you're
keeping for yourself is just
lovely and so versatile since
it can be two different garments.

Does Santa have you on his
payroll??

Cheers!

Lois said...

All three are gorgeous but I especially love the cowl!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

What lovely gifts! I love recieving anything tied up with a pretty ribbon! x x

Julie said...

Super gifts for your friends

Nancy said...

All three are just beautiful Staci! You always present your gifts in such a pretty way.

Hazel said...

Beautiful scarves! I need a new scarf. xx

Melissa said...

Love those scarves! Just gorgeous!

Roberta said...

These are beautiful, especially like the shawl.

Sherri said...

I agree, a simple ribbon is all you need. The gifts are beautiful that way.

You knit so well, I love seeing your stuff. And the felted hearts in your previous post are precious!

jill said...

I just finished my 1st heart and trivet from the Gifts book - so fun, thank you for leading me to this book and the gifts that will come from it!! Our church had a huge fundraiser this past Sat. for Living Water International and the hearts and trivet will be part of next year's sale!!!

Oiyi said...

Wow, look at all your hand knits! I love the plum cowl.

Margit said...

I LOVE your knitting!!! But my favorit is the plum-cowl! ...and the sweater from your next post is sooo lovely!!!