Sometimes a little project is just what I need. A good friend of mine had a birthday while I was out of town, but I sent her a card, so that she would know that I didn't forget her day. When I got back home, I went out and got her a gift card, but I also wanted to give her something a little more personal. So, I made her a cable gift card cozy/sweater.
It was a free pattern: http://www.simplynotable.com/2011/gift-card-igans/ and it was fun, quick knit. I used some Lily's Sugar n Cream Cotton Yarn from my stash in her favorite color green.
|Cables are so much fun.|
Next, I have a daughter and another friend that collect owls and when I saw this dishcloth on a dishcloth group's site, I had to get busy. Free Pattern: ( http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/owl-dishcloth.html )
The first dishcloth, I used Ecru (off-white) as per pattern colors and the second the dishcloth, I used white.
|Left: Ecru. Right: White|
|Ecru background & Size 7 needles.|
|White background & Size 6 needles.|
I really enjoyed knitting these and I have plenty of the contrasting colors to make at least 2 more dishcloths. And, I like how the stitches were more defined on the smaller needles. Owls rock! 🦉