She asked me to make her this "bracelet" she saw on the Better Homes website. It is basically a super long chain with a slip stitch and I took all of 35 minutes or so to make. Found a pearl-shine button to go with the Paton's brand variegated sock yarn I used. The pattern called for sport weight, but all I have is baby yarn in that weight, which really didn't match the hat I planned to make.
|Bracelet with button. It's 72" long, so can be a necklace too :)|
Speaking of the hat... The first hat I ever made her is a bit wonky when on, and the cupcake hat, though cute, is not really an everyday style. I did also send her a cherry for on top of that cupcake too though...
|A cherry. Don't choke.|
|Mod Lace Hat|
I was a little confused that this started at the brim and worked its way to the crown. After completing it, I guess it was ok that way, but I tend to chain very tightly which made the brim pretty tight. Only difficult part was making sure I turned the work right at the end of each row. That makes it so that the fan shapes are staggered. I found that the hard when when my first set of rows 5-8 had both fans lined up right on top of one another... but once I got it figured out and redone it was pretty easy to keep going around. Pretty cute and, oh my goodness, so fast to work up!
|modified Mom Beanie|
I made all of these items over a normal 2 day weekend, so these are all great quick projects. I hope I can see a few pictures of them in action when winter rolls around.
Happy Birthday Mom! Love ya!