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Knitted Gifts of Friendship

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Receiving a handmade gift is better than eating frozen Thin Mints. Way, way, way better. And that’s really saying something because Thin Mints were placed on this earth to annihilate our self-control with their deliciousness and mock us when we attempt to resist their wily chocolaty-charms. Now, for the sensational, spectacular, staggering, stunning, stupendous, sublime knitted gifts!

Lacy and Dr. Laura

Meet Laura.  And I’m on the left… the one with the dreadful tooth-to-gum ratio and earrings.  Oh, how I love earrings.

On the great Virginia roadtrip, we ventured into Maryland to visit my beloved Aunt Nancy and our Knitting Circle friend, Laura. Thanks to a scheduling glitch, we only got an hour with Laura but I just had to share the neat handmade gifts she gave us.

I-cord Necklace

We each received an I-cord necklace. I-cords became a bit of an inside joke among the knitters of the Knitting Circle because they were declared miraculous and all-powerful by a particularly odd former-member of the Circle. The former-member bought all manner of pricey yarns and made nothing but I-cords with them. In fact, the woman (who was quite capable of making any manner of awesome projects) made nothing but I-cords.  Endless I-cords of gorgeous handspun yarns.  This irked Katy to no end. Katy, sister-after-my-own-heart, couldn’t stand to see all that yarn wasted on I-cord after I-cord.  So, Laura made Katy an I-cord necklace.  Of course!

Katy and Laura

While the handmade and incredibly thoughtful gifts should tell you all about Laura.  I just want to take this moment to gush about how Laura is one of the most altruistic, intelligent, elegant, creative, talented, and honest human beings that I have ever known.  For the record, I would even share the Thin Mints I just got from our local Girl Scout troop with her.

She also made each of us the loveliest knitted rose pins of the softest yarn.

Knitted Red Rose Pin

I love handmade gifts!  If you wish to make an I-cord necklace (click here) or the knitted rose pin (click here).  Enjoy!

  • The Cotton Wife - I declare Thin Mints miraculous and all-powerful. All hail cookies!ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - A lovely gift! When it comes from the heart, it is the best of gifts… Nice portrait.

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - I don’t know about way, way, way better. But definitely way better.
    : )

    Oh, dear. I just checked out the how to on the I-cords. I can see where this could easily become addicting. I have several balls of very thin yarn that were given to me. They may very well have found their purpose for being.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine - I so miss Laura! Great pics…and phenomenal gifts! I-cord rocks!ReplyCancel

  • Visit with The Cotton Wife : Razor Family Farms - […] having lunch with Laura (Knitted Gifts of Friendship), we hit I-95 South and hugged the HOV lane through miles of intense Northern Virginia traffic. We […]ReplyCancel

  • Lakaya - thanks for this. I was basically looking for something unique i could do in pink for my mom who is a cancer survivor. as luck would have it, I knitted about 45 inches of i-cord just for the fun of it. its my personal “pink ribbon” was gonna use it for tying in my hair or as a belt. but now im gonna make that necklace. I have a mother of pearl slide that will go great with it but it hadn’t occurred to me until i seen the i-cord necklace….which is gorgeous by the way. ironically I have made donut necklaces like the one up there but out of satin cord. and I have made necklaces wih knitted beads, it just never occurred to me to replace the satin cord with i-cord that I already make.

    Again …. thank you… I feel inspired.ReplyCancel

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