Saturday, December 22, 2007

Knitting Projects

I was working on a few projects for our friends, the Williams family. My plan was to mail them the gifts for Christmas. Then we got word that they were coming here for a little visit in the middle of December. Yea! and Oh no! I had to put a rush on some of the projects since I wasn't done with most of them. I quickly finished all but one of them before they got here, that would be Janel's. Hers was a little more complicated since I was kind of making it up as I went along. Not a good thing to do when you have a time limit. Our friends came over for dinner on the 14th. They gave us gifts and I felt bad that I wasn't able to give them theirs. One more day. The next day we had a ward dinner. We all went to that and afterward they came over to get their gifts. They loved them. It's always nice to give a handmade gift to someone who appreciates it. Sage was the first to open hers. Her face lit up when she saw the purple fuzziness. It was a pair of socks to (kind of) match the ones I gave to Janel in August. She was thrilled. Next was Eliza's turn. Meg helped her open her fuzzy leg warmers. She seemed to like them. She put them on, with help, and walked around showing them off. Next was Janel. She was excited because she had an idea of what it was. She really liked the purse I made for her. I lined it with purple fabric and even made pockets. Last was Mark. He got a sophisticated green scarf with a diamond pattern knit in. He loved it and mentioned that he could use a hat to go with. (It's in the works, Mark.) We enjoyed our time visiting with our friends. Sadly the trip was a short one. I've taken pictures of the projects. You can look at them here.


Janel said...

The compliments on the purse just keep rolling in! And I've already had a request for the leg warmers pattern. I told her to contact Kellaford, and have her credit card ready. : )

Thanks for such thoughtful and beautiful gifts. Even if it means we have to do wash everyday so Eliza can wear her leg warmers every day, as she has been demanding.

Kelly said...

Sorry you have to do laundry everyday but I'm glad she likes them. I really don't remember what the pattern was for the leg warmers, I kind of made it up. I should really write stuff down.

I'm glad your purse it a hit. I'm making another one for a gift and then one for myself. Let me know if there is anything I should change. That's the bad part of giving away the first one of it's kind, I can't test it out. I'm thinking of using a zipper to close it instead of having a flap. If you'd prefer that you can trade yours in for a newer model, after I master getting in the zipper.