Oh So Fetching

Curls' Fetching Hand

Curls’ Fetching Hand

Along the same theme that I had to make sure my sister, Curls, keeps warm while delivering mail in the mountains this winter, I used my very favorite fingerless glove pattern, Fetching, to make a pair for her. See how she can sort and deliver mail while the rest of her hand and wrist stay warm? I have lost count of how many fingerless gloves I’ve made from this pattern by Cheryl Naimath which is free on Knitty. The hardest part of the project was determining which yarn from my stash to use. I finally chose Sirdar Peru Naturals in the Payaca 0554 Colorway. I love the soft, tweedish, gray green color.

Text from Curls yesterday, “You won’t believe your eyes. See next text.”

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Fetching and Linen Scarf

Fetching and Linen Scarf

The Fetching fingerless gloves are a perfect match with the Linen Stitch scarf Curls knit for herself and blogged about on Feb 15, 2013. Being the wise older sister I texted back, “It must have registered into my subconscious so when I picked the yarn it was a match! LOL!” How totally crazy that I picked a yarn which matches her much loved Linen Scarf. Luckily, I had a ball of yarn left which I had sent home with her. Now she can make a matching hat. If someone had written that in a novel I’d say to myself, “How cheesy is that?”

QEveryday is a perfect day for being crafty. Enjoy!

A Bit of Heaven

q8~Unless you live in the mountains east of San Diego, the days that we really have to bundle up as the folks in the midwest and east do during the winter can be counted on one hand. We do complain when the weather drops to the 50’s during the day. Yes, we do get some nights when the temp drops below freezing. I’ve lived here most of my life and it has snowed in town 3 times since 1956. As a result, my family doesn’t really like to wear the warm, handknits that I would love to knit for them. Today’s Forecast: High 73, Low 43. Christmas Day Forecast: High 77 Low 50.

We helped daughter Emma and our wonderful s-i-l Steve move to a new place last weekend. I was so terribly pleased to see that Em busted out the hand-warmers that I knit for her some years ago when she was working in a freezing-cold office. I love seeing how lovingly worn they are. When she first wore them she called me and said they were like “wearing a bit of heaven” on her hands. Now that’s a complement! I had to take a picture of them to share. The pattern is the well-loved and much knit pattern called Fetching by Cheryl Naimath featured in Knitty: Summer 2006. This is a very easy pattern which I’ve used numerous times to make presents for various women friends.

Fetching by Cheryl Naimath

Fetching by Cheryl Naimath

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!