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Gifties

Okay, okay…I am giving in and revealing the Super Secret Project. This picture stinks, though. I had to use a flash which more vividly exposes my use of different dyelots. In real life, you can’t tell the difference unless you know it’s there. I just couldn’t find enough balls of the yarn in a single yarn store. Yes, I could have ordered it, but as you can see, I didn’t. The Super Secret Project was the Great American Aran Afghan. I made it for my mom. Well, I almost made it. I am short two squares and the border, but it will be complete soon. Here’s the work in progress*…

Afghan_1

As I mentioned, I did give it to her and she liked it. It’s nice to give presents to fellow crafters who understand the committment that you make to a project like this.  The gifties didn’t end there.  I also made a felted tote for my mom’s friend, Shanon.  I had originally intended to make a design of my own, but the time crunch hit, so I used a tote bag pattern from Two Old Bags. 

Short_tote

I felted it while I was in Nashville, so she could see the before and after.  I also received some great gifts while we were making the Christmas rounds.  One of my favorites is this knitting bag that my mom and sister made for me.

Knitting_bag

It says "If Sarah is sitting she is knitting.  There is a time to weep and a time to laugh but there is never enough time to knit."

*I tried to make it so you could click on it to make it bigger, with no luck.  I’ll take better pics in the daylight soon.

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2 thoughts on “Gifties

  1. That afghan is amazing! I’d love to see a bigger photo of it, or at least close ups of some of the squares. I’m glad to hear that you had a nice Christmas. The bag your mom and sister made is very cool. You’re a lucky girl!
    Happy New Year!

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