Valentines Day Presents

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I seem to be starting a tradition when it comes to wishing my cousins a Merry Christmas… by sending their presents to them in late January/Early February. Whoops?

I’ve had these finished for a few weeks but didn’t want to talk about them untl I know the presents made it to them in the mail, so… here it goes! The last two years I’ve ventured down to Georgia to spend some time with my wonderful cousins. I love the long weekend, relaxing outside, catching up on family time and just relaxing. As a late “thank you” / Merry Christmas / happy valentines day I sent them boxes of goodies.

This year I was knitting a bunch of felted clogs for Christmas… I was in the middle of debating if I was going to send her a pair of socks or a pair of clogs when she commented on my Facebook status that a pair of clogs might be nice in the winter down in Georgia :). That made the decision pretty easy!

As she is a Michigan fan I decided it would be appropriate that the clogs be blue and gold… just for fun! Plus, no matter WHERE you live having yellow (or gold in this case) to wear around in the middle of winter always makes the days more fun.

Pattern: Fiber Trends Felted Clogs
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US 13
Date: January 8, 2011 (start and finish)

Shane, Liz’s husband, is an Ohio State fan. I know winters down in Georgia aren’t nearly as cold as they are up here, but at the same time, you never know when they might have enough snow for a small snowman on Christmas. I had some Knitters Without Borders lightweight sock yarn and ordered a skein of the medium weight. Holding the two together I got the perfect gauge for a man’s hat.

Pattern: Turn a Square
Yarn: Knitters Without Borders
Needles: US 6 & US 8
Date: January 10-January 15, 2011

I will knit this hat pattern again ANY day. I loved it!

Merry Christmas/Happy Valentines Day Liz, Shane and V! Love you all and miss you!

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