in a giveaway, i won a skein of lovely vivid wool from luna grey fiber arts. after being discovered almost immediately by my nine year old granddaughter sadie, who squealed with delight at seeing the colorful yarn, 'make me something out of this grammy?! socks? please?'
i made a wrap bracelet to match her new socks, a tiny crochet loop and button closes it. since these will be part of her christmas present, as well as a few other knits to gift this year, i found some labels to sew on, made by soak. i love these fabric care tags with fun sayings! i bought a few individual packs of soak to include with each knit. a bit of added insurance for sending these precious handmades out into the world. :) since this is a yarnalong post, and that means sharing knitting and reading, with the snow child still on my mind i haven't begun any new books yet, but have just bought this yesterday and ordered this, more alaska goodness.
tomorrow will be our first thanksgiving with just one child coming home. my other four are all around the country (and world), one is in tokyo, two are in brooklyn ny, one is in arizona, and the grandchildren up near yosemite. i cried last month just thinking about it! but as my thoughtful kids said to me, we will have other together years ahead!
happy thanksgiving american friends, from our family to yours
peace and love to everyone
peace and love to everyone
child's sock pattern found here :: spud & chloë
beautiful wool here :: luna grey fiber arts
icord bracelet :: cast on three stitches and work an icord for 21" or the length needed to wrap around the wrist three times. k 2 tog, then k 2 tog again, ending with one stitch. using this last stitch, single crochet about a half inch or long enough to go around your chosen button. attach button. done!
ravelry notes :: here
joining with ginny :: here
I sounds like both of use will be having a quieter Thanksgiving than we are use to. It really is too bad we are so far apart, I have a twenty pound turkey for three people and would love to see y'all around the table.
Love the socks for your sweet grandbaby and the idea of including packets of Soak with the gift, I think I will have to borrow that idea! ;)
Enjoy every minute tomorrow my dear friend.
The socks are gorgeous. I'm sure your granddaughter will love receiving them from you. I'll definitely have to look up Soak labels to give with my gifts.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous socks, great yarn!! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
What a lovely gift, and you know she'll love them. The little bracelet to go with them is such a cute idea. I hope you enjoy your holiday, even though your family is scattered. Heck, that's what Skype is for! :)ReplyDelete
the socks are lovely and the wrap bracelet... what a cute idea. :)ReplyDelete
i know i have years ahead of me, since the youngest is still not even two yet... but that time will come,where my kids will all be out in the world, doing their things, with other people and they may not come home, or maybe never be all at home together. gosh, i can hardly think about that. i already miss my oldest who is just down the street at ASU, what happens when she is done with college, OR when she meets someone and goes to their families house for the holidays??? oh, no. i must just go knit and watch hallmark movies now.
Have a lovely thanksgiving. <3
It was so fun to see your lovely post about the socks you knit for your granddaughter with that crazy Luna Grey yarn. They turned out great! Of course your photos make everything look beautiful : )
I hope you have a wonderful, joy filled Thanksgiving with your family tomorrow!
All the Best,
love, xxx Alessandra
lori, my thanksgiving will be quiet too: no family at our table, but two good friends for many years. i always feel a twinge that my jess and mike and the boys are having thanksgiving with another side of their family, but like you i am over the moon grateful.ReplyDelete
these socks are extra soft, aren't they?
happy thanksgiving, my most beloved friend,
I think I would've squealed at that beautiful yarn too!ReplyDelete
Happy thanksgiving Lori,
that is the best yarn for a nine year old! she will love her gifts :O)ReplyDelete
You're such a speed knitter! I'm always amazed how much you have knitted every single time. Wonderful socks and the bracelet is cute.ReplyDelete
Wishing you much happiness at Thanksgiving, such a beautiful celebration it always seems to me ...ReplyDelete
my older son and I spent a month in America (mostly New York) this time last year and were entranced by the perfect manners and positive attitude of everyone we met from the friendly folk in Starbucks to the guides who showed us around so many beautiful museums ...
ps thank you so much for visiting my blog!
It will be more and more like that as your children grow...but the time you do have together I'm sure you will cherish. ♥ Happy Thanksgiving, Lori.ReplyDelete
I love the colour. Happy thanksgiving Lori. Sending you much love et bonne fete! xxxReplyDelete
Looks beautiful Lori! I love those colourful socks and what a sweet idea to make a brachelet with the same yarn and the knitting doll! I'm on my way to use mine, you so kindly have sent to me! x TejeReplyDelete
How sweet a matching bracelet. I want that for all my socks. :o)ReplyDelete
Happy thanksgiving. It's important that everyone is well and save, no matter where!
It's funny how the face of Thanksgiving can change over time, but never the heart. Thankfully. Your photos are exquisite and the yarny delights are always a charm. That colourway is fabulous! And the iCord bracelet is clever and darling!ReplyDelete
Very funky looking socks, great for a nine year old. Love the matching bracelet.ReplyDelete
Just popped over to Amazon, I'm going to treat myself to Winter Garden. I loved The Snow Child, didn't want it to finish. Have you read If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name (Heather Lende)? it's based in Haines, Alaska.
Happy Thanksgiving - I've just made a pumpkin pie for tonight's Thanksgiving pot luck book club dinner, I'm a bit nervous about having the American members taste my welsh woman attempt at such an american dish!
Lori a very Happy Thanksgiving to you. Your socks are lovely and that bracelet---she will love it. We too have had some very quiet holidays with children all over the country and yes the world [ China ]. But it was still wonderful to spend a thankful holiday with those of us that were able to gather. I have always tried to do something a little different like a great movie or something very special in the appetizer department. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers this holiday! Reading your blog always brings joy to my day, thank you.ReplyDelete
Such fun socks what a great gift! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving even if it is a small gathering this year.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving, Lori!!! What festive looking socks! And a bracelet to make it an 'outfit'! What a gramma you are!ReplyDelete
Quiet year for me, too. I usually manage to scramble together 10-15 to share the feast.....this year, hubby is traveling, children are out of town, and it's me, Freddy, and the Macy's day parade. I see that as hours and hours of found elfing time since I'm also not cooking!! (there is usually a silver lining--if somewhat tarnished!!--if you look hard enough.) And I think I have Winter Garden stacked in a pile around here somewhere......my day is filling up!!
happy Thanksgiving, dear friend.ReplyDelete
I know you will have many together times with your beautiful children and grandchildren.
I'm thankful for you♥
The yarn is lovely and your granddaughter will love the socks! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Lori!ReplyDelete
The socks turned out so cute - know Sadie will love them. I read Winter Garden awhile back and liked it a lot. I have enjoyed almost all of Kristin Hannah's books.Delete
I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving! See you soon.
Ah, the kids have to go off and have their own lives and it looks like yours are having amazing adventures! Have fun and enjoy, at least one child is home, celebrate that, and think you have more time to spend with that one.ReplyDelete
Hugs and kisses and Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo
FABULOUS creation for your special grand. Love them.ReplyDelete
Just wanted to say that I hope you have a joyous Thanksgiving. Love to you and Chuck and all.
Sharon and Jeff (so good seeing you last week! Your smiling face makes us smile)
Congrats on the win. That yarn is lovely and you certainly put it to good use. Cute socks and bracelet. Happy Thanksgiving! Around here, it just seemed like any ol' day. The boys were off because of parent conferences, but I still had to go to school and it was one of those non-stop, busy, crazy kinda days. Happy Thanksgiving! TammyReplyDelete
Socks and bracelet to match! That is fantastic! (and I LOVE the name Sadie)ReplyDelete
After a beautiful read like The Snow Child it is hard to move on... nothing compares for a while.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving (even if it is a little quiet for you, I hope it is a peaceful one)x
Those socks are lovely, what beautiful yarn.ReplyDelete
Lori...Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend! I am happy you got to spend time with your two beautiful grandchildren, and I also hear the wistfulness of having babies grown up leading their own lives. Lori, I already imagine those days that lay so far ahead from me as I know how quickly time slips on by...I also see that you and your children clearly have a special bond that transcends distance ~ I cannot say this is the case for most people. I know how you cherish your (grown-up) babies for they always remain babies to a mama! I wish much happiness on your thanksgiving weekend with Chuck. I am so grateful you are a part of my life, Lori...you've brought such Sunshine to my heart...thank you!ReplyDelete
Lovely yarn and sweet socks and buttoned bracelet, Lori! You make such lovely things! It's hard when our children go off on adventures far away, especially around the times of those traditional events when we are all used to gathering together....but you are a wonderful mother giving them both 'roots and wings'. Wishing you joy and happiness this Thanksgiving and all year through too.ReplyDelete
your socks are lovely..and I would soo steal them from you... lol :)ReplyDelete
I need to learn the art of making them..I just got the art of making mittens under go. :)
Your granddaughter will be thrilled! They are beautiful, love the color way. Your photos are beautiful!ReplyDelete
A belated Happy Thanksgiving from me.ReplyDelete
Great socks and gorgeous yarn. Those little bracelets are what I use to teach folk how to do i-cord, they're perfect for space dyed yarn aren't they and kids love them :D
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Lori. I know not everyone was there and I am sure that was hard.ReplyDelete
Of course I have to mention those wonderful socks. They are just prefect, aren't they?
Sending you love!
I hope you didn't cry too much this thanksgiving! I bet you did find fun and you were probably on the phone a lot chatting with those that couldn't be there. Lucky yarn winner!!!!!ReplyDelete
I would be requesting something with that sock yarn too! Love the bracelet-perfect stocking stuffers! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
I love the matching bracelet. I am sure it will be loved completely. It was a very quiet Thanksgiving here too. I was the only one of my siblings home. It was quiet, but in a way nice to visit by ourselves. Hoping it was still full of love and happiness and much talking on the phone.ReplyDelete
Lori - what a wonderful grandma you are ...always pouring your heart into your handcrafted treasures. I would be a little sad too if we all couldn't be together for special holidays but I also am finding it very challenging as the kids get their own lives, to make that happen.ReplyDelete
Wow that yarn got to you fast and I think you knit it up even faster!! <3 XOXOReplyDelete