Isn’t this a wonderful image? I was trying to think of the ideal gift for a friend, a friend who gifted these to me for my birthday.
As I’m sure you agree, any friend who gifts you such shoes deserves a special birthday present. As I mentioned, I’ve been a little shy of gifting my knitting after a few bad experiences (seriously, how hard it is to simply say ‘thank you for taking so much time on my gift’ even if you don’t like it and your friend got it wrong). However, this friend appreciates my knitting and after I made her a special coat for her dog, I figured I was safe!
She’s Goth and she’s amazing. So I thought she was the ideal Victorian bat girl. When I spotted The Vampyre shawl by Justyna Lorkowska, I knew I could achieve a suitably amazing present. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury to knit it up as it’s a little hardier and easier to care for, but still beautifully soft.
The pattern is incredible – what you can achieve with short rows!!! An easy, fun knit. When I pinned it out to block, I kept sneaking back into the lounge room to gaze at it!
And my friend loved it! At least, that’s the impression I received. I think she might have been slightly lost for words.
The Gilmore Girls scarf pattern is almost written up, so I’ll be back soon with that!