Created by the lovely Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching, a way to show what kind and wonderful people crafting folks are with their lovely gifts they send out to others.
The very laid back rules are quite simple and can be found on Jo's sign up page at the top of her blog
My knitted baby blanket is finished and ready to be gifted to the mum-to-be.
Such a lovely pattern and so effective and simple and easy to knit at the knitting group, and not many stitches un-knitted like on a lot of my other projects after a mornings chat and cheer.
Other gift knitting that's been on the needles is clothing for a barbie doll collection.
The conversation went ......
Isabelle - Nanny, can you knit me some clothes for my dolls
Nanny - I think I have some patterns, i'll sort them out and you can choose something you would like
Isabelle - I might like a granny clanger instead
Nanny - *oh no, not another of those fiddly felt clad clangers, me with eyes wide open and thinking fast* let's look at the dolls clothes patterns first before you decide
Next visit - with patterns duly found and in my bag (and not a clanger pattern in sight)
Nanny - I've found the dolls clothes patterns
Isabelle - *turning her nose up at the quite a few I have* mmm I don't like any of them
She then spots the booklet for a wedding party - a pattern picked up in a charity shop - one of those 'this might be useful sometime' purchases
Isabelle - Nanny, I think i'll have the red one first (the bridesmaid doll outfit)
Nanny - ok, i'm sure I have red, green and white wool at home
Isabelle - Then I might have the others
Nanny - Yes, but I might have to do other stitching or knitting so it might take a while to get them all done
Isabelle - ok nanny
After I put my coat on to leave, a kiss and cuddle goodbye and she says "will you bring the dress next time you come" - the dear little lady thinks I have a magic wand that can whip up something in no time at all!
Then her parting shot as I walk up the driveway "then I think you can make me granny clanger" ..... aaarrggghhh noooo!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she has forgotten about granny clanger next time I visit, and no, the dress is not completed yet, it was really fiddly along the bottom hem and had to be unknitted a couple of times as I was watching TV and made a mistake!
Isabelle has a birthday at the end of the month and I am trying to get a cardigan knitted up for her birthday parcel ....
A gift that I haven't created by just had to share with you is for Isabelle's birthday and was knitted by the lady who runs the knitting group. Her granddaughter is to be invited to the birthday party.
The base of the basket is using a Carte D'or ice cream box that is covered in knitting.
Well done Tricia, a fabulous gift that Isabelle will love.
The chart from my recent CCN finish was gifted onto another stitcher - firstly to Angi, who will pass it on to Gill who will send it on to Barb
What's in your GG post this month, i'm looking forward to reading about your gifts received and sent.
and blessings to you all