Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Flamingo Mittens! By SpillyJane Knits. I am obsessed. By the way this is my first purchased pattern, that's how much I love them. There's a story of course. These will be for my BFF who I met the first or second day of school when I moved here (sophomore year of high school). We would write notes almost everyday, sometimes twice a day and somewhere along the line she started to draw a flamingo at the bottom of our notes and named him lingo the flamingo. She's a goof I tell ya and that's why I love her but any who. So since then it's been an ongoing joke, I think one year I even bought her a stuffed flamingo. So naturally when I stumbled across these bad boys on ravelry I instantly thought of lingo.
So I just purchased this pattern and I plan on starting them this week! This is what I love about knitting, or shall I say these are the things that I love to knit. I come across a pattern that instantly strikes me as being perfect for one of my friends or family members. There is nothing better than seeing someone open a gift that you have poured your heart and soul into making. I just love it. I am totally a sucker for handmade gifts, I just think they are so much more meaningful than just buying somebody something. Anyway I'll get off my soapbox.
Fun Fact: my BFF and I have tattoos together, two sides of a heart on our wrists so when we put our arms together they match up! It may seem corny to you but I love it. Every time I look at it I think of her, its like we're linked even though we are states apart. Another Fun Fact: Lyddy and I also have tattoos together!