Friday, January 9, 2009

The Last, the First and a Confession

These heart sachets are a lot of fun to knit, and I made four of them for Christmas gifts. Since my lavender crop was rather sparse (2 flowers), I had to locate a source of dried lavender for the stuffing. Much to my delight and relief, I found an online place called Local Harvest, which connected me with Lavender Hill, and now have enough for many, many more sachets! Note to self: a pound of dried lavender goes a LONG way! I posted an "unstuffed" version of this heart in a different color back in the fall sometime. This sachet is made of a different colorway of Koigu yarn and is the last of my handmade Christmas 2008 gifts.
Heart Sachet
My first finish for 2009 is a hat and mitten set for Sophia. I got this pattern last spring when we took Jane and Ted to Gig Harbor and just happened to visit the Yarn Garden there. The ruffle on the hat and mittens is interesting to knit, and I will be interested to see how they fit little Miss Blue Eyes.
for Sophia
At the moment I'm working on a UFO that I unearthed for Kris and May's monthly challenge. Socks are my downfall. They are so easy to start and so hard to finish because there are two of them! Once I do the first sock, it's way too easy to put the project aside for later, and later just never arrives. At least, that's my excuse this time....couldn't even remember the pattern I was using which is really BAD! Stay tuned, I'm halfway down the foot of #2. Hurrah!

9 comments:

Rian said...

What sweet lil things you knit. Hope you're staying warm and dry.

Paula Hewitt said...

beautiful. i lave the lavender sachets. your lavender sounds like mine - not a hard worker in the flowring department.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! That lavender heart is so cute! And I'll pop your finish on my list - when I stop sulking that my email is AGAIN off the air! SIGH!! Very over it all now!! Thank you, too for my award below - I always feel honoured when fellow bloggers think my rambling little blog deserves an award!! Off to sulk a little more by visiting my fave blogs! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Pat said...

What wonderful knitted gifties!
I love all the knitting you do and share with us 'knitting-wanna-be's :)

Wendy said...

You are always so sweet and always making the sweetest things. I really love your hat and gloves here!!! So adorable. You make me want to get back into yarn work. :)
Wendy

Plays with Needles said...

I have made heart sachets before but not in that pattern? Mine is from Elizabeth Zimmerman and, I agree, a pound of lavender goes a long way. Thanks for the link since the shop I used has gone out of business...

Cat said...

Great Heart Sachet! Lots of detail in it.

And I love the ruffle on the hat & mittens!

Happy knitting!

Barbara C said...

What sweet gifts. I actually harvested and dried a lot of lavender last year, but it's still in the jar waiting to be made into sachets.

I'm glad you found some inspiration for completing your 2nd sock. You'll be happy to have the pair done.

Ich bin ein Fünfzigerjahremädel. said...

Oh, Judy, you shows me another possibility to use lavender! The little heart is wonderful! I can take the rest of my sock whool for that!!!
Your other works are wonderful,too! Especially that blue for Sofia!
Best wishes,Ulla