Before I get to the show and tell portion today, I want to thank everyone for the good wishes yesterday. I really appreciate the support! My appointment went great and she wasn't unhappy at all about the MRI, she said she understood and that we'll just reschedule it for the Spring. :::phew:::
The Evil Twin's brother and his wife have two girls. Their kids are each about a year older than ours and are 8 yrs apart also! Weird how that happened. Anyway, my oldest niece is 13, so she's all into the tween stuff and is growing up way too fast (as do they all...). She's a beautiful girl and very sweet. However, I never really know what she will like best for her birthday (which is today - I sent that gift a while back) or Christmas.
She has an iPod, so I usually send her a iTunes card. That way she can load whatever she likes on it. Well, I felt bad about just sending a boring gift card in an envelope...That's not very exciting, is it?
So, I brewed up a plan to knit a little cozy for the gift card (clearly, I need help, but bear with me here).
I had no pattern, but a general idea in my head and just started knitting. I consulted with Kate (who is a knitting genius)about doing a buttonhole. She sent me a link and I was good to go!
When I finished, I had this:
The needle next to it is a knitting needle, so it's much larger than a regular needle (it accommodates yarn). I basically folded it up about halfway and stitched the sides together to form a pouch, then had the top portion fold over the front and close with a button. The entire thing is about 5 or 6 inches across and maybe 4 - 5 inches high. Why did I make it so big?
Because I found other items I wanted to include:
The iTunes card, some lipgloss, a sample of Clinique "Happy" perfume, 2 Clinique eyeshadows and a Clinique lipstick. I used to buy a lot of Clinique, and would do that on the bonus days when they give away little samples. I can't use eyeshadow - at all - so I figured it would be a waste to just toss them. My eyelids have a reaction to eyeshadow - all brands, from Maybelline to Chanel, so I just don't wear it.
The Evil Twin made an adorable gift tag, which I attached to the upper left corner with matching yarn and there ya go!
I did make a few mistakes, but I'm not that talented at knitting...I just consider that I did this without a pattern to be a miracle.
I filled up the little pouch and it's going to the post office today, along with my youngest niece (her sister)'s gifts. I'm sending it priority, so I hope it gets to them in South Carolina in plenty of time...I think it should. :-)
I better get moving. I have housework to do this morning, then in a bit, I need to get to the post office, the bank and Kroger. I wish it was warmer today. Brrrr.
Happy Hump Day!