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January 4, 2009 / KristenMakes

…pillows & blanket

I have a whole slew of posts to come to log all the Christmas presents I have been making but I thought that I should at least start off with the comfy cozy things.  The pillows were made for Chuck and Sue, my husband’s parents. 

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Sue’s favorite color is purple so I utilized the Endpaper Mitts  pattern by Eunny Jang. 

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For Chuck’s, I just wanted a size that he could use to nap with comfortably. 

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Now I guess I didn’t plan these out enough for them to match or even coordinate but I think they don’t mind.

Next up, my mom’s blanket!  She has been waiting for this for months – she gave me the yarn so that I could make a basketweave blanket for her and it ended up being her Christmas present.  It is really comfy and soft.
 
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The best part about this blanket (although this may mean nothing to non-knitters) is that I taught myself to knit continental-style, with my left hand. I’ve been meaning to for years but never had a long and uneventful project with which to become accustomed to knitting with the other hand. The blanket came out a litle loose because of it, but the open weave is actually kind of nice.

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It turns out to be a pretty cozy Christmas, even though there is no need for blankets in Florida, even in winter.

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  1. Angelili / Jan 7 2009 3:01 pm

    i love these! especially the purple pillow – i have become quite fond of purple recently. the blanket looks so comfortable! and i must admit, i find blankets even in florida’s winters to be indispensable!!!! especially when you’re too broke to crank your heat up. hahaha. let’s chalk that one up to a circulation problem.

  2. Angelili / Jan 7 2009 3:06 pm

    p.s. – did you guys rearrange?? i can’t see enough to be sure, but it looks cool!

  3. sue orme / Jan 7 2009 11:34 pm

    Kristen — we love our pillows.
    Mom o

  4. Mom / Feb 9 2009 12:22 am

    Believe me, that cozy blanket has come in very handy this winter! And the cats like it, too! I love it!

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