I love knitting gifts for friends, and I love receiving hand-knit gifts. As I knitter, I appreciate the love and hard work that goes into creating a gift just for me.
This past Christmas, Annie knit me a new Slippy Cowl. I accidentally felted the Slippy Cowl I knit for myself (that’s another blog post for another day!). I was surprised and SO HAPPY! I seldom receive any hand-made gifts; it made my Christmas. I’ve been wearing it nearly every day, and I’ll be wearing it in our booth as we travel this year, so you all can see it too.
Over the years I’ve knitted my fair share of gifts for friends. Hats, mittens, fingerless mitts, cowls, scarves (including one epic Dr Who scarf for my closest guy friend. He took it to Seattle with him when he moved.). I truly hope they were all loved and worn. I don’t want to know if they were given away or donated. I have a part-time job at a Goodwill boutique and we get a shocking number of donated hand-knits (well I’m always shocked. I don’t think my co-workers care.)
About two weeks ago we sent some yarn and a Slippy Cowl kit off to Virginia to Kimberly at Some Bunny’s Love. She knit it up (along with a matching hat) and gifted both to Kathy, her FedEx driver. Kathy was thrilled with her gift, and posed for this gorgeous photo. We think her smile is everything!
Kathy’s Slippy Cowl is knit in our ModeWerk Worsted; the colors are Daenerys’ Eyes and Chabazite. Kimberly’s project notes are Raveled here. The hat is Kimberly’s creation, knit from the leftover Modewerk Worsted and some Nashua Julia. (Photo used with permission from the model and from Kimberly)
There are SO MANY beautiful Slippy Cowls on Ravelry! Take a look at all the creative color pairings and design elements.
Go ahead, I’ll wait right here for you.
All entries will go into the RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, and we’ll choose a winner. Entries close at midnight on Sunday, February 14th. It’s our little Valentine to you, and our way of saying Thank-you!
A Gallery of Slippy Cowls! (All photos used with permission)