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Topic: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts"  (Read 232293 times)
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« on: November 13, 2004 05:45:01 PM »

Here are two projects I just finished from one of my favorite new books--Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson (who owns Purl in NYC). It's a very yummy book with lots of wonderful projects.

The first is a cotton hat I made for a toddler--I think it looks kinda like a little flapper girl hat. Very Dorothy Parker!

The second is an alpaca/silk drawstring gift pouch--I filled it with a bottle of wonderful Philosopy bath gel that smells like cinnamon buns to give to my mom.

Has anyone else completed any projects from this fabulouso book?

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2004 08:29:37 AM »

Oooh, pretty! I don't have the book, but I'll be sure to check it out. Nice work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2004 08:34:03 AM »

Gertie - Great job!   

It is kind of funny b/c, when I reviewed it at the book store this book and the projects didn't really appeal to me at all.  But I adore that hat and the bag is pretty cute too.  Hmmmmm.  I might need to re-evaluate.

How long did the hat take?


« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2004 09:54:29 AM »

Thanks, ladies!

The hat took, seriously, about two hours...I couldn't believe it. I usually make bigger projects like sweaters, but after these two I think I might be becoming addicted to instant gratification!

I fell in LOVE with this book when I saw it, but I know what you mean booglass--the projects are kind of understated. But, they're perfect for people (like mom) who don't want some of the edgier projects from the truly fabulous new SnB! (I just had a vision of my mom using a magic 8 ball tea cozy while wearing alligator mittens!)

Also, I had been looking for a simple sweater pattern with waist shaping and bell sleeves, and the Hourglass sweater in the book fit that description perfectly! So many projects, so little time, girls...
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2004 10:23:49 AM »

I agree, I can't wait to get started on some of these projects. Yes, the hourglass sweater is one I would like to tackle, as well as the arm warmers. I think the pictures are just gorgeous. It is a beautiful book.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2004 12:22:12 PM »

I love this book!  Your projects turned out so lovely, I'm especially keen on that hat (I want to knit one for my toddler).  Beautiful color choices.
I did the booties (NOT in angora), and they were the hit of a baby shower they were knit for.  I also completed the neck-kerchief, which I will add a brooch to it & it will be a gift for my son's first grade teacher.  Mine didn't turn out long enough to really keep tied together...thus the brooch. 

There's so much I want to knit from this book (I think one of the manly type scarves will be next)!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2004 12:31:39 PM »

I'm glad you started this thread!  I think this book is lovely too - and am itchin' to start some of the projects, such as the hourglass sweater (do I smell a knitalong?), the handwarmers, the stuffed animals, and the men's raglan sweater.  It's nice to know that the projects really do take not too long to knit!

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2004 04:12:50 PM »

I am crazy about this book, it is much more my style than the new SnB.  I want to make practically everything in it.  Smiley  Now I just need to have some time... I'm still swamped making holiday gifts.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2004 06:41:53 PM »

Those things are great! I have to check out the book....
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2004 11:29:28 PM »

I recently drooled over this book while my poor boyfriend stood watching as I slowly turned page after page, reading little bits here and there...

There's lots of cute patterns and quick gift ideas that are simple enough that they're adaptable to nearly everyone you know.  There's lots of room for embellishments and experimentation in these patterns as well.

Me likes.  I'm sure I'll be buying a copy as soon as my wallet can muster it...

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