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Celebrate Mom with a Little Knitting Project

May 3, 2010
     
Bevy of Bangles is from Gifted by Mags Kandis. Mags shows you how to make these beautiful bracelets on episode 411 of Knitting Daily TV, too. You can whip these up in an afternoon!


Seta Print and Joy Scarf  from Knitting Daily TV episode 407. A scarf is a great quick-finish project—I've made one up in a couple of evenings.

Amanda's Squatty Sidekick is a free pattern shown on Knitting Daily TV episode 207. This felted bag uses just 200 yards of yarn and it's a one-night project—really!

Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Not because I'm a mother but because I have the Best Mom On the Planet! (I know most of you will disagree with me, and that's okay!)

     Lisa Shroyer's Pointed Kerchief is an easy, garter-stitch kerchief with a cabled band. It's flattering on most and is a fun twist on the bandanna.
The Lacy Sachet by Eunny Jang is a sweet  mother's day gift. Fill it with Mom's favorite scent—lavendar buds, crushed eucalyptus leaves, potpourri —and she'll think of you each time she catches a whiff!

My mom is funny, beautiful, fun, creative, smart, loving, and so much more. She's one of my best friends, and probably the person I have the most in common with.

I got my craftiness from my mom, who nurtured creativity in all three of her kids. We've all benefited immensely from this in our lives and livelihoods—I get to work in knitting, my sister has a degree in metal-smithing and makes fabulous jewelry, and my brother is an accomplished writer. My mom set a good example for all of us: she has an MFA in creative writing and is a wonderful poet.

It's amazing to belong to a family of creative, critical thinkers—we are involved in each others lives in a way that is special and meaningful, sharing advice and support on a daily basis. I'm really lucky!

A supermom needs a super Mother's Day gift, right? Since one of my issues that my mom hasn't been able to break me of is procrastination, I haven't started a knitted gift yet and there's only a week left before the big day.

I have a feeling a few of you are in this sinking boat with me, so to get you motivated I've chosen some quickie projects from our free pattern collection. (And if Mom's a knitter, be sure and check out our fab Knitting Daily TV DVDs—the latest season is in the store now.)

A friend from my knitting group got the DVDs for her mother-in-law for her birthday and she loves them! My friend watched them with her and just asked me last week when the next season is coming on. (This July, if you're wondering, too.)

Have fun with these patterns and happy mother's day to all you wonderful moms out there!

Cheers,

 


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KateB@2 wrote
on Nov 8, 2011 9:30 PM

A good friend asked me to help her with this pattern as she had never done the provisional cast on. She finished the knitting, did the 3 needle bind off and was very excited to do the felting. The excite turned to disappointment as it did nto felt into a bangle but just a flat band. I n the video demo, Mag's sample looked as though it curled in on the long edges. My friends did not. She is an experienced knitter and felter. Any idea what went wrong?

reginadituto wrote
on May 4, 2010 3:08 PM

I printed out the directions for the felted bangles, but the felting directions are on page 18 which is not included in the PDF.  How long are you supposed to felt them? - this is my first foray into felting so I am a little nervous.

on May 3, 2010 10:30 AM

Thanks, Amanda. Change made! It's such a cute project.

KnitNoir wrote
on May 3, 2010 9:50 AM

Ack I am a third of the way through a simple garter stitch shawl for my mom and I guess I better kick things up a notch or I am not going to finish in time. Thanks for the reminder!

Amanda@3 wrote
on May 3, 2010 8:36 AM

I have a correction to the above description of my Squatty Sidekick - it takes less than 200 yds. Not 275 yds.