Posted by Nanc
Nearly half of my knit grrls celebrate their birthdays this month; four of the nine of us. Doesn’t that seem a little much? Especially when I happen to be making gifts this year and I’ve procrastinated for so long.
The first birthday on the calendar is Chris’. Wanna see what I made for her?
Since I painted, organized, and cleaned up my craft/guest bedroom, I’ve had the desire to get back to sewing. Don’t freak out — I’m still a hardcore knitter, but I was a sewer before I made my first knit.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with Caro a couple of times. She’s pretty darn crafty (in the good way, not the cunning or evil way — at least from what I know). And I caught her episode on Uncommon Threads for the crafty bucket. So together with the show and the instructions, I was ready to go.
The instructions are easy to follow, but I enjoyed the extra visual help of having the TV episode recorded. (Thanks, STiVo!) Especially when Caro does some clever tricks and fancy math. (I am more familiar with pie than pi.)
The crafty bucket didn’t take a too long to make and I very much enjoy the finished object. But I wasn’t done yet.
Since this was going to be a birthday gift, I wanted to jazz it up more. So I went back to Caro for inspiration again and made a matching wallet. (She calls it a coin purse, but I use mine as a blog card holder.)
And I didn’t stop there! I also made a cute -imho- covered tape measure and attached a yarn cutter by ribbon. Isn’t it all so grand?!
Well, I had better shake the lead out because I have a few more of these to make. Pronto!