Friday, October 10, 2008

Perfect

I was thinking the other day about all of the things I want to make for the upcoming gift giving season (is it really almost that time again?) I was trying hard not to get overwhelmed, but then I did. Of course when you try to think about two months worth of projects that have been floating around in your head for a while, you are going to get overwhelmed.
So, what did I do? I made a list, and sat down to some therapeutic knitting.

Toast. I love this pattern from Leslie. Yes, there will be more toast knitting here.
It is the perfect knit.
It is the perfect knit for beginners, the perfect accessory, the perfect gift.




The perfect thing to keep you warm on a chilly, autumn afternoon.

The perfect thing to knit ,while watching Sleeping Beauty, snuggled in between your children.

Perfect for a family hike, where you can really enjoy how beautiful this time of year is, and remember what is truly important.

The Perfect Details:

Pattern: Toast, from A Friend To Knit With

Yarn: Paton's Merino Classic, less than one skein.

Perfect.


22 comments:

crochetgurl said...

Toast looks nice. I want to try fingerless mitts one day for gift-giving too. It's funny because I've seen armwarmers showing up at stores such as Forever 21. But they are nowhere as nice as a hand-knit pair would be. Have you ever made Fetching?

Meagan said...

I love the picture of you snuggling Addison-so cute! You make perfect look perfect!

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh! i love this katie!!! thank you!!!
so glad you like them. and me too. i think i shall knit them for gifts too!

APA said...

I think I need to take your advice and make a list of the things I want to make. The problem is I know the list will change when I see a new pattern, new fabric, a new idea. AUGH! Maybe it's OK to revise the list? :)

Your days sound perfect, these autumn days, in particular, warm. Life is good, isn't it?

amandajean said...

beautiful and perfect in grey.

Tabitha said...

I made these too earlier this week! Your blog post today reminded me I needed to post my little knitting accomplishment too! I find it comical that I only see these showing up as grey on people's blogs!

Karen said...

Love those -- If I ever learn how to knit, those will be one of my first projects. I was just wearing a green pair today that I got from Etsy :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love them! Perfect gift :)

QuiltedSimple said...

Would they be good for a beginner beginner (that can master a scarf and that is it? Or a washcloth with no variations in the pattern). Maybe i ought to give these a whirl - they look so comfy cozy and WARM!
Kris

Rhea Daiute said...

OOOH, I'll take two!!!

Also, you've inspired me to make a list for my holiday gift making, too. My goal is to complete one gift a week between now and the big day and maybe just maybe I'll actually get half of that done.

melissa s. said...

love them, and love their name. i really need to learn how to knit!!!

Denise said...

I love everyone's Toast and Toasty I've seen so far, yours included. I am going to have to get on the bandwagon and knit some :)

sewstylish said...

I made a pair of them last week. I made the "toasty" version and actually wore them this morning. I love them and see more in the near future.

SMF.sportychic said...

What a great Toast photo shoot! I love it!

Shannon said...

Love it! I have been wearing mine everyday. Fortunately, almost everyone on my gift list has asked for a pair. Quick and easy knit and everyone is happy!

Jessica said...

I really have the itch to make fingerless gloves! I'm printing the pattern now!

Renee said...

These are on my Must Make list, they look great and functional too.

countrychicken said...

I am actually making the same pair and started Toasty to. I love these patterns. They go so quickly. I think I will be making lots of these for gifts this year.

3 M's said...

Perfect time of the year for these :) I am making a pair of Maine Morning Mitts to fit this same need-they are perfect gifts, too.
Your latest knits are beautiful- love the Debbie Bliss cardigan & the Hood-down jacket. I am now wanting to knit both! :)
You are so inspiring!! Thanks for sharing.

pricklypearbloom said...

I had to start these too, immediately. I'm almost done. Although I found a hole about 7 rows back from where I'm at on the second one, and I don't much want to go back and fix it. I hate ripping out!

tiennie said...

They really are wonderful!

FinnyKnits said...

Yep, my favorite thing to knit, hands down. No pun there either.

I think I have no less than 10 pairs of fingerless gloves.

And now, thanks to your cute post, I will have no less than 11. ;0)