Monday, April 02, 2007

Gifts!


I'm a lucky lucky girl! Look'it what my friend knit me! Fantastic fair isle mittens! See how beautifully they match my favorite bag? What a stunning, styling gal I shall be. So although I would normally be bummed by the forecast of sleet and snow all week, I shall be cheered by my beautiful mittens. Do you see how she sneaked my initials into the patten band just above the corrugated ribbing?

I must proudly add that The Artist was taught to knit by moi, and introduced to fair isle knitting by yours truly as well. The bug has bitten so hard, that we now share a stash and my former pupil regularly checks the Jamieson & Smith website. We are planning an adventure to Fair Isle. Hopefully in the not to distant future.

8 comments:

http://scentofwater.wordpress.com/ said...

I've never had the courage to try Fairisle. These look great.

Megan said...

Oops. Wrote the address in the wrong spot. Sorry. Too early in the morning for my brain I suppose.

Miss Frugality said...

What a special gift!
and lovely that your initials are included.

magnusmog said...

gorgeous mittens - you must let me know when you come over to Scotland and you could come along to our knitting bee!

Mary Jane said...

It is such a special gift, isn't it? A Scottish knitting bee! Fun! Now we have to visit! And Megan, when you realize its only 2 colors at a time its not so scarey. Plus the patterns repeat in an easy to see and sing patterns. Anyway, maybe I should blog about how fun it is!

Gina said...

You have taught this artist/knitter well! Great mitten -- and the bag? Well, that is fantastic beyond words.

Petula Darling said...

They're beautiful!

julie rose said...

Hi Mary Jane!

I do believe I know who knit those mittens and boy are they lovely! You're a lucky woman. And a very talented one, too, if I may so. I don't know why the comments thingy didn't show up in the post I wanted to respond to. . .

PS. How did you put the lovely background on your blog? I want to do that for my new biz blog.