Monday, February 21, 2011

Sea Side Scarf

Another one of the ladies in our family has had a birthday.  It was my mother in law, a woman with particular tastes and the means and inclination to get what she wants and needs.  Needless to say, I had to put on my thinking cap to come up with something that would be luxurious and within my means to make as I've been short on time lately.  Between my husband and I, we came up with making a scarf as the mother in law is often seen wearing one.  My husband chose the yarn (Stitch n Bitch Nations Bamboo Ewe in Eucalyptus) and I chose a classic "granny square" design with a short fringe.  

Lily, our 4 year old, named it The Sea Side Scarf because Dum, as we call my MIL, lives by the beach and the colour of the yarn is like the ocean.  Good name, I thought!  Here is the scarf all rolled up and ready to be wrapped.

And Lily couldn't let it go without modelling  the scarf for everyone to see.

My Ravelry post about this scarf is here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bianca's Birthday!

My friend Bianca had a birthday last weekend and in good girlfriend fashion, I gave her a fun gift of something she might not get for herself. 

I made her a mesh cowl from a bamboo/wool blend yarn in a beautiful rich pink colour.  My husband actually picked the yarn and I think it was a great choice and suited Bianca much better than it suits me in this photo.

And a photo of it packaged up before it was wrapped.
 I made a little care label on a piece of pretty scrap booking paper so she'd know what the fibre was and how to keep it looking mint.  I think the colour is better represented in the first photo :)

My Ravelry post about this cowl is here.