01 June 2011

Yarn Along - Gifting Edition

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
This weekend, after the wedding festivities, the brides parents generously let us stay at their Farm House in rural Wisconsin.  The home and grounds were beautiful and we all had a great time.  I wanted to leave a token of our gratitude behind.

I was able to quickly knit up two coffee cozies, using a pattern developed by my sister.  Slipped over an empty (clean and unused!) to-go cup, it presents very nicely as a hostess gift.  I added a couple Starbucks gift cards, attached to the lids with bits of yarn.

These gifts will be repeated shortly as end-of-the-year gifts for Christopher's teachers at school!

And what am I reading??  Andrew purchased "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" for me when we visited a yarn store over the weekend.  I am enjoying the book and drooling over the patterns!  He gift came with a caveat, though -- he had seen a sweater in the store that he asked me to knit for him.  The pattern is in this book!  I told him that I am happy to knit him a sweater, provided he not expect to wear it before 2015.


Swanski said...

That is a beautiful thank you gift! I bet they loved it :D

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely idea!
I have a husband too who has put in a request for a jumper - but of course he wants it to be in something like fingering weight yarn, so I doubt that's ever going to happen... :)

house full of jays said...

What a lovely gift idea - so creative!

I think it's very special that your hubby requested a sweater! My hubby has been eyeing different patterns and wools and while I'm a bit terrified, I'm also quite flattered that he'd like me to make him one.

andrew said...

Thanks guys!
StitchandPurl - a sweater in fingerling? That would take forever!!
House of Jays - That is exactly how I feel . I am happy he thinks I am good enough to make a sweater for him, but Oh my! Not so sure if I can :)

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

What great hostess gifts!