Luscious Gracious! Look What We Made Today!

A blog devoted to the art of the Luscious Gracious clan.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Knitted Gifts - Post #96

We are a little slow to join the bandwagon here at LGS, but better late than never. Kiki made this Kitty Bed for Lily for Easter. It is the perfect size for her littlest pet shop kittens.

I jumped on the bandwagon by knitting this Booga Bag for Lucy for Easter. I made it miniature by using Knit Picks Palette and smallish needles & cut the recipe in half. Just the right size for all those stitch markers she's been making.

Kiki also made these cool wristbands for the girls. The above is part of the Jaywalker pattern made with the mysterious green hand-dyed yarn from Interlacements at the Scottsdale Yarn & Fiber show. It was a "Dyers Special" which apparently means they aren't even sure what fiber content it is.

Lucy's wristband is made from Optimum DK and is Kiki's own lace pattern (coming soon to a bandwagon near you).

Speaking of Kiki's lace patterns, she sent this scarf (her Eleni pattern) to our dear friends in France, Ippolyti & Eleni. The yarn is Baby Ull by Dale.

Kiki also made these cute socks with Ippolyti's name on them. Cascade Fixation of course.

I made this hat for Ippolyti (modeled by Lily).

It has a swirly top. It is some wool we had. I made up the pattern.

I also made Eleni this felted bag. I used the extra yarn Illanna gave me with my Fish bag.

I put this photo of Ippolyti in AZ on the bag.

And closed it with a fancy button.

Kiki can't decide who to give this gift to. It is kool-aid dyed boucle. Maybe she'll keep it for herself.
This pretty pink hand-spun yarn is a gift for me. Kiki spun it from a bat purchased at Tempe Yarn & Fiber and made by Stephanie. It was supposed to be a gift for Illanna, but she was usurped! In Yo' Face!

Lucy made this pillow case for her friend's birthday. She stitched this cloud

and knit this fair isle swatch to put on the pillow case. It says "Hello World".

Back to the bandwagon, we've all joined our first secret pal exchange. We joined the One Skein one. We formed teams Kiki & Lucy vs. Steve & Lily. We love the book, so this should be fun.

Remember we have a big surprise coming up for post #100, this is #96. Hopefully the next ones will come quicker than this one.

Meanwhile. One more gift to report. I surprised Kiki with this new wheel on Saturday. We got it at TYF. It is a Kromski Minstrel. Kiki is still trying to decide a name for it, any suggestions?


Coming soon - post #97 & #98.


At 8:06 AM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Jaclyn said...

I couldn't help but laugh when I saw that the pillow case says "Hello World." Are you turning Lucy into a code monkey? :)

At 9:16 AM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Cynthia said...

I have a suggestion, how about 'bliss'?
Since that is the look on Kiki's face in the "I've got a new wheel photo"...
Loved all your latest creations, BTW.

At 10:50 AM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous eleni said...

It is so cold in Paris for a first of May and Eleni is wearing Ippolyti s socks !!!
Kiki what a beautiful smile in front of the wheel
All our love

At 4:30 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger Sarah said...

Love the new wheel!

That is a lot of great yarn on your post.

At 6:14 PM, May 01, 2006, Blogger Stephanie said...

ooh hoo! look at all that fiber goodness :D Love all the little gifts scattered throughout, but I have to say, that last one is the best ;) Love the Minstrel - now I have to adopt a new wheel at TY&F! As for a name, how about Melody or Harmony?

At 7:49 AM, May 03, 2006, Anonymous eva said...


You look super behind your new wheel! I think Cynthia's name is a good one, 'cause that look on your face is pure Bliss.

At 9:14 AM, May 04, 2006, Anonymous Josh The Maid said...

Wow guys! All of it looks fantastic! I forgot just how good you were ;)
Oh the wheel definatly needs to be called "The Josh" I mean it just sounds powerful, right?
Oh, expect mail :-D

At 3:15 PM, May 04, 2006, Blogger Luscious Gracious said...

Maybe "Captain Josh", because it looks like a Captain's Wheel.....of course my real name is Catherine, so "Catherine Wheel" is appropriate....
We are leaning toward some good Polish names, like those for Sugar, or for Bliss, which are really, really pretty. Just don't ask me to pronounce them.

At 7:36 PM, May 04, 2006, Blogger Laura said...

So many great knits!! Y'all are just knitting fiends!! And the wheel - yes Kiki, you look like you're in Heaven. Hmm... Bliss is a good one.

At 1:12 PM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Jaclyn said...

How about jolie or joie or enchanté (that may sound too much like a working girl in American French, but that may be ok).

At 2:57 PM, May 05, 2006, Blogger Luscious Gracious said...

Hey, Jac, I know all three of those girls!! They work at Dream Babe's Cabaret on my block! Not to be confused with Bandaids, which does not hire such upper-crust nudes.

At 9:05 PM, May 05, 2006, Anonymous Margot said...

Love yer wheel and the look that went with it Kiki. Truly Bliss. Looking forward to seeing wonderful yarns flow from it.

At 5:43 PM, April 12, 2008, Blogger Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

Hello! I am trying to decide about purchasing a Minstrel. I see you have had yours for a couple of years now, is there anything you can share with me about it?

Thank you so much!! Is this mahogany or walnut?


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