(Edited to add: It was pointed out to me that I give no indication of scale. The peapod is about 4 inches long. It's not very big.)
Last night I went out to dinner with a group of friends. Our excuse? We had a friend who has had a tough couple of months, but really we need very little reason to go eat Thai food together. I thought I would bring a little gift. Remember the book I mentioned, Amigurumi Knits? I love it and my first project was this little peapod with three peas:
I love these projects because they can be made over the course of several evenings. Knitting them is also going to really improve my technical knitting. You know, increasing, decreasing, short rows, wrapping and turning. (Well, some of that I didn't know either before I began.) Perhaps I won't dread those parts on sweaters anymore. If you are interested in trying some, I will say that I am glad I already knew how to knit on double-pointed needles.
Now a cute little gift needs a cute little package to put it in, so I quickly sewed this together:
Closed and all tied up.
Open, so you can see the inside.