Monday, July 14, 2008

More Gift Knitting

It just dawned on me that, aside from Grayscale, the Endpaper Mitts that I finished in January, I've only knit gifts this year. How crazy is that? There have just been so many people (babies!) to knit for this year. Not that I mind one bit - I love knitting for babies, and for friends. I have plenty of time to knit for myself later- for now, special occasions take precedence! I have two more on the needles as we speak.

The first is Oatmeal, a Get Ziggy sweater by annypurls. She seriously has some of the cutest patterns and has knit some of the most adorable pieces. This is for a dear friend's first baby, who is due to arrive well, anytime now! I've been friends with his mom for almost 20 years. She was the first friend that I made in college - actually, during summer orientation before freshman year. She transferred back east during our second year, but we've remained good friends all this time, mostly through handwritten cards and letters. Which I truly treasure. Anyway, given that she is due this week, I don't have any delusions of grandeur that this will be done by then, but I am flying through it, so I should be able to send it off soon enough. Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm using O-Wool, for the first time, and I love it.

The second gift is for a friend and coworker, for an upcoming very special birthday. It's the Silk Purse from a book I absolutely love, Knitting Classic Style by Veronik Avery. And the super sparkly yarn is Disco Lights by Tilli Tomas. I'm calling this purse Ruby Red. The shades of red are impossible to photograph with any kind of integrity, but you have to take my word for it that it's gorgeous. Personally, I could do without the sequins, but I (am boring and anyway I) think it makes for quite a stunning evening purse that I think the recipient will love. Hope so, anyway!

Is it an offensive faux pas to gift something that is inside out? Because I may be doing just that. The stitch pattern is a trinity stitch, which is reversible after all, no?

"right" side out

Just with this yarn, the inside is more visually appealing to me:

"wrong" side out

Care to weigh in?

15 comments:

jillian said...

I like the inside more too. Much more texture!

Chrispy said...

I love the inside also. The outside actually looks like it should be the wrong side.

Alyssa said...

I like the wrong side, just use it. She'll never know.

Disentangled said...

Yup - I think the wrong side is the right side! It just looks 'right' that way.

tentenknits said...

i agree with everyone!! such great gifts :-) soon you'll be knitting for yourself!!

mary said...

Me too! Wrong side out gets my vote.

craftoholic said...

Yes, wrong side! That color is just luscious!

Jennifer said...

Ooo, so pretty! I like both sides.

Kate said...

I vote for the inside too - it's not inside out if it's reversible :)

mle said...

You know, I kind of like the inside better. And I like how it makes it revserse stockingette on the bottom of the bag too.
That Ziggy pattern is so adorable!

dawn said...

I like it inside out too. That red is very pretty.

Erin said...

I am in a gift knitting phase right now too. Everyone I know is pregnant. Seriously.

Allison L. said...

Trust your gut... "Inside out" is magically transformed into "the side that clearly wanted to be out gets its wish".

tiennie said...

Wow! Love both projects!

Lick My Sticks said...

I vote wrong side out. Who says it's wrong?