Awhile ago I promised my mil some chocolatey things for her neighborhood’s Chocolate Festival. Of course, that was before I got hit up for a few gifts this year.
Still, I intend to send her a few little odds and ends. Up first today is something I’ve thought about occasionally, but just knit on last night. I may have mentioned somewhere on one of my blogs that I love the book Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick (obviously). But, I still knit like a snail. So, even some of the projects in there that I know I want to knit some day are a little too time-consuming for my current lifestyle. I imagine myself retired someday (don’t I wish), in a rocking chair with this book on a nearby nightstand and knitting away at a project that I’ve only gotten to see in photos. For instance, one of my favorite projects is the checkerboard and tote. It’s knit with a very rustic-looking cotton yarn by Mission Falls. I’ve always thought it would be nice to knit that up. And I probably will at some point. But for now, with only a week left to knit (not even that really), and some left over brown cotton yarns from my stash, I’m working the kinks out of a tic-tac-toe set, lol! Just as in Weekend Knitting, this is also double knitting project. So the back has the inverse of the front.
That’s a little drawstring pouch and the little glassy stones are what might get put into the bottom of a vase for decoration. I’d like to find some that are a little less shiny….so if I do between now and Wednesday when I have to send it, I’ll pick those up instead. I also still need to even all the knitting out for the pouch and board and make a cord for the pouch…and I think I want the pouch a little bigger for this board. I figure when it’s completed, it could make a cute gift for a kid or a nice, chocolatey coffee table item. Working on some coasters and other whatnots too. She likes kitchen items.
By the way, I finished This Guy’s hat a few days ago. It has been on the wig head blocking ever since.
The scarf feels like regular, wearable wool now after the vinegar bath. Not merino-fine. But not with the bite it had before. I’m liking that.
He’s not really interested in the packaging….but I figured I’d at least get a little wrap for it. Before I started sewing together fabrics for the boxes I was making, I was using bandanas. I still have a HUGE stash of those. So, here’s one for what I believe may be an organization close to his heart….
Thinking about using a gold tag for this too. 😉
So, to sum it all up…Today I’ll be working on re-knitting that pouch, some coasters and things for my mil’s festival and finishing up with some spinning just in time for Desperate (yum!).
I love Sundays!