Yarn-Over, Ligature… Same Difference.
lig·a·ture [lig-uh-cher, -choor] noun. — Printing. a character or type combining two or more letters. (Yarn overs aren't all that different)

I got a late start to the gift-a-long due to email issues, but I'm here now! Here's my list so far, I figure it'll grow some as the year progresses.

1. Gift Item: Thermal (sweater)
Recipient: Myself
Occasion: Because I haven't knit anything for myself in awhile and thought I was due
Deadline: No real deadline, but if I finish by March at the latest that's not so bad
Notes: This is my first sweater and it's proving to be challenging but fun.

2. Gift Item: Evangeline (fingerless mittens)
Recipient: Anna
Occasion: is love an occasion?
Deadline: I'd like to finish them by mid-February

3. Gift Item: Cabled Rangoli hat (PDF Download)
Recipient: Jeannine
Occasion: more love
Deadline: I'd like to finish by mid-February

4. Gift Item: Something 'baby'
Recipient: my boyfriend's future niece
Occasion: Baby being born
Deadline: April

Gift ideas:

  • baby bonnet
  • baby booties
  • blanket
  • dish cloth
  • mug and cozy
  • neck warmer (tudora)
  • hat
  • lace shawl
  • scarf
  • tea cozy
  • yoga matt bag


  1. Anonymous said...
    Suggestion from Mom for Thermal. when you get to the neck, where you cast off, and need to pick up again later for ribbing...

    what I have done instead of casting off, is to slide the stitches onto a stitch holder (the thing that looks like a huge knitting needle safety pin).

    that way when you go to pick up the stitches, they are right there waiting for you.
    Anonymous said...
    I know it's supposed to be a sweater and all but it actually looks neat with the arm separated from the body of the shirt.

    And the shirt. wow. :)

    (From a fellow raveler stopping by on the blog tour)

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