Monday, August 01, 2011


Every year a small group of us that  knit and crochet together meet in January for our own little Christmas/Hanuka celebration luncheon. And, because our lives seem to be getting more and more hectic, this year we had to postpone our celebration until July!
So this year we had a Christmas In July Party, which really was much less stressful than if we had kept to our January schedule!The timing was really fortunate for me because I still hadn't completed all of my gifts! Please don't think I'm a procrastinator-I just get sidetracked throughout the year with all the many different  projects that come along as gifts for others! Let's just say I do lots of multi-tasking when it comes to my craft!

Anyway, the rules for our group's holiday gift giving is to make all or some of the gifts, preferably using materials from our stash. Of course, no one says we can't keep adding to our stash(s) but you get the main point, right?
So, this year, being so totally into flowers and crochet, I wanted to give the gift of flowers to my Knitting Chicas!

Here is how I did it:


The hardest part of this project was deciding which flower from which book to make! I used Perle Cotton and a size 7 steel crochet hook. I had on hand a surprisingly good quality fleece gloves found at the Dollar Tree in December, and without knowing exactly what to do with them, had bought and put them aside until I had that crochet Epiphany!

It really wasn't difficult....I picked flowers from several books that I thought the recipient would like.

I dug out my collection of beads to embellish....

 The flowers kind of decided on their own where they would be arranged on each pair.

I pinned each flower in place, the glove mate a mirror image of the other, and sewed them on with black thread.

And, each pair of gloves fit nicely in a little project basket from Lantern Moon.
I was very pleased with how they urn out. My friends seemed to really like their gloves. Of course, they'll need to be hand laundered. Now I must make a pair for myself!


hakucho said...

Wow!! You turned an ordinary pair of fleece gloves into a work of art!! Love them and the basket is a very nice touch.

Jeannie said...

Being one of the recipients of Linda's beautiful gifts is so appreciated and wonderful!
Each pair of gloves was more beautiful. Her skill, thought and creativity is always appreciated. Linda's creative mind is always in gear, planning ahead, seeing possibilities wherever she is...
We had a wonderful time celebrating
Christmas in July! (People even asked if that was really Holiday paper!)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Linda!!!!!!!!
You've just won the giveaway!!!!
Please send me your full address so I can send you the package :):)

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda!
I did not receive any address yet...did you send yours? because I have some problems with my inbox!
Waiting for your response...
Have a nice day!

Susan said...

very clever craft on the garden gloves !

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda,
Thank you so much for your comment on my Kaleidoscope blanket:)
I'm still waiting for your address to send you ur gift...
When you send me an e-mail can you please let me know by leaving a comment on my blog?... I am not sure my e-mail is working properly:(
Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to bother again but I did not receive anything :(
can you please send it to this address:
Thank you!

Magnolia Tea said...

Your flower gloves was a brilliant idea! So cute.

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda!
Thank you for visiting:)
Your package is still here...did not receive your address yet:(
Can you please send it to me through a message in facebook (My name there is: Angie Bejjani Succarieh) or send me a private message in Ravelry (le monde de sucrette)or send it to me by e-mail at:
Waiting for your response...
thank you!

Malinda Chaudhry said...

It is a good point to make glove tutorials less-complicated to avoid major mistakes and the risks of going back to the beginning, especially today that a lot of people depend on tutorials online. Hey, even though we’re a small group, there are people like me who think that making gloves is fun.