8.23.2010

Another Fruktträdgård

Because one just wasn't enough.

Blue Frukttradgard Hat framed

I'm afraid this blog post is terribly overdue.
I completed and gifted this second Frukttradgard hat to my friend weeks ago now!

I learned with this project that there is something to be said for knitting the same pattern twice. It went much more quickly and smoothly the second time. It was a wonderfully relaxing knit.

And the great news is.. I even saw my friend wearing it the other night.
When I actually see my gifted knits in use, (Which doesn't happen often) it is so exciting! When I find someone appreciative of my hand knits, I want to do nothing but knit them things for the rest of my life.
Seeing my knits being loved and worn brings me great satisfaction as a knitter.

I knitted this one out of Road to China light in the aquamarine colorway. Pretty isn't it?

20 comments:

~RaenWa~ said...

I love the colorway & the hat is gorgeous I bet your friend loved it.

Ariane said...

I saw my sister wearing a cardigan I gave her. I was all like : "Wow, this cardigan suits you so well! Oh, wait... I made that?! Awesome!"

Julie said...

definitely a gorgeous colour!! I also feel inordinately happy when I see someone I gifted a knit to happily wearing it. but it never seems to happens as often as I'd like! (i.e., daily):P

Laura said...

Alana, LOVE the color! You did a great job, and the recipient is a lucky gal!

Denise said...

I rarely see my knits worn either when I gift them, makes me not wanna knit more gifts and just knit for me! Love this hat pattern.

Andrea said...

The color is really gorgeous. I have to say, I have yet to see someone wearing something I made them. I think if I actually did, it might just make my day (or year)!

The Unraveled Librarian said...

What a beautifully put together package. Your friend is a lucky lady!

Sara said...

Just gorgeous! And your friend wearing it is awesome! I love it when they do that.

Laura Michelle said...

So pretty! The yarn looks lovely - you've definitely inspired me to track some down!

Julie said...

Very pretty. What a lovely blue, such depth to the colour!

paws said...

That's such a pretty hat, but I'm scared to say the name. It's not that I don't know how to pronounce it, it's just that I'm afraid I'll mess it up and end up with something obscene. LOL

Mirtzi said...

Hi, first time commenting here. You have very nice and inspiring blog. I bet it has been a nice feeling to see someone to wear and like something you made by yourself!

SweetDreams said...

That is a gorgeous color - such a calming blue :) I don't know if you remember the yarn you helped me buy to make my 2 sons scarves I knew they'd never wear. I remember it well because that was the project that got me back into knitting after 10 years. Well, its been almost 2 years now, and just yesterday, one of them came into the room with his scarf tied around his head, ninja style! And I have to say, I was delighted it was getting some use :)

Michelle said...

I agree I am always so happy when I see my knits in use!

The hat is lovely!

Sally said...

I think that anyone would delight in wearing something knit by you! Beautiful job on a lovely, lovely hat.

Maryse said...

Yes, absolutely pretty! I love the ribbon too. Aside from baby knits, I've never gifted any knitted things (I'm the lucky recipient!), but it sure was very nice to learn that the first one I knit was really loved by the little girl I knitted it for!!!

morewithles said...

I know what you mean about seeing your knits in action. The BEST, in my opinion, is when you bump into someone unexpectedly and they're wearing something you made them. That's happened to me before with some baby hat gifts. Heaven! :)

woolandchocolate said...

Pretty? Try gorgeous. I love the bow, too. :)

Lucy Chen said...

Alana, you can knit me stuff. I WILL wear them EVERYDAY!

Poethead said...

The color is awesome. I love it!