7 Sewing/Gift Knitting XI

◙▒◙♫♩♬ (Christmas Cocktails, Spotify playlist)

Ahhh…my heart is lightened and my stress level is down. Like I told my girl, El ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ), – the ultimate multitasker, I’ve been haulin’ ass this week:

  • Monday: Drop off teen, midday doctor appt, & carpool
  • Tuesday: Drop off, Joann Fabric and Crafts, Target, get teen, take her to bigger Daiso, Target again, + Jimmy Beans Wool delivered by 5 p.m.!
  • Wednesday: Drop off, Costco run, carpool, & knit, knit, knit, knit, knit
  • Thursday: Drop off, started wrapping gifts, H&M, REI, sew, get teenager, Daiso, sewed for another two hours
  • Friday: Drop off, Trader Joe’s, Jamba Juice (Hey! Buy $25 worth of giftcards and you get a card for two, free smoothies!), wrapped more gifts, Michael’s, ULTA, get teen, wrapped gifts

I’m proud of the eighth grader because she learned how to wrap boxes. I also taught her that giving a cohesive-themed gift to each, main girlfriend was how to do it. So Tuesday she picked out headbands, polish, and soft, face towels from Daiso besides lip balm and face masks from Target. They were each surprised this morning to receive a wrapped, shirt-sized box.

My Chiaogoo circulars were flyin’ all day Wednesday. I knitted the last, 25 rounds of this beanie! I know I knitted over 120K stitches for this Raider’s Classic.

Deets (To Recap)

Yarn: Berroco Comfort DK

Colors: Gray & Liquorice

Pattern: Carol E. Herman of Knit Equals Joy Designs – The Warfarer Hat

Size: Adult Small

Other: I know for sure El’s boss will fit this beanie around her head. I think she’ll get a little bit of slouch at the top. I wish it was longer but time has run out. I’ll be working on a handmade tag for it tomorrow.

The fifth grader gifted this zipper pouch to her teacher today:

I got the idea of making a gift bag and filling it with items from fellow sewists (Thanks, Karen, for the idea to use this word.) on IG. Inside was a Fandango giftcard, a box of EOS’s holiday lip balms, and Essie nail polish – Social-lights. I think there was a happy teacher today.

I still have cookies to make tomorrow and will split the batch between my paternal grandmother and my Oahu aunty and uncle + wrap up my niece’s Christmas gift last as her Sunday Sweater is currently drying:

Nothin’ like last minute wet-blocking, yeah? One hundred, twenty pins are holdin’ that baby to the mats. The front is drying well; I know the back is damp but I’ll be running this drying station tomorrow as well. After that, I hope to be able to sew on the buttons by nightfall; dadgumit! Now where did I put them buttons? And I think I wrapped at least 17 gifts!

Okay, I promised my Jellybean we would watch a Christmas movie; I think we’re watching Home Alone. Off to spend time with my Boo Boo! Thanks for dropping by. Have a good evening!


16 thoughts on “7 Sewing/Gift Knitting XI

  1. Stef…you rocked it. The sewn bag for the teacher is really cute. I love your sweater (Sunday) gift. You’ve got this! We are having a gathering here tomorrow. My growns want to see their relatives and friends so tomorrow it is. Then we will chill out 12/24 1and 12/25 with just the 4 of us.

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  2. Your posts are so much fun to read Stefanie! I’m exhausted from reading your week lol…your sweater and the beanie are so amazing! I had high hopes to knit a sweater, but I may not get that in this YOP year! We’re watching Home Alone tomorrow night, it’s a Christmas Eve tradition while we munch on pizza! 🙂


  3. You have sewn and knitted and shopped and baked and schlepped and picked up like crazy! Your work is lovely, your ideas great and you are so thoughtful! That’s the perfect teachers gift…you sit down, grab a cookie and enjoy that movie! Merry Christmas!


  4. OMG! I had to go lay down after reading all that! LOL! You are Wonder Woman personified! I’m hoping to catch up with everyone over the holidays…I love your hat and your bag and what great gifts you give! The sweater is precious. I want to be on your gift list! LOL! Have a wonderful Christmas with your wonderful family! Merry! Merry!


  5. All of your projects are always so lovely – whichever medium you work in! I love the trim you put on the Wayfarer! Super-cute detail! Have a very Merry Christmas!


    • Hi Carol.Thank you (ง ´͈౪`͈)ว very much. That was the only way I was able to put in the grey because I told El it would look funny if I knitted the whole brim in it and then switched to black. Plus, I didn’t think striping the two yarns would do your design justice. I love how textured the beanie is. I used your lovely, rosewood, cable needle of course to do the cable rounds. ゚・:*:・。♪☆彡^・∋/[☆;:* Merry X’mas*:;☆ ]\∈・^ミ☆♪。・:*:・゚ to you too. I bet you’re happy to have your boys home and to have some QT with them.

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  6. Wheeeeeeeeeeew…. I am now completely tired out, just from reading your day!!!! You are a Christmas whirl wind!!!!! 🙂

    Hope all the plans were accomplished. And of course, today (24th) will be full of more activity. Making memories! Making memories!

    Gentle hugs to you, busy Mommy….


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