Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A gift for a friend

(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:

 The inside

 The outside

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.

There you have it, a cute little gift for a good friend.  I'll be knitting a lot more projects from this book, but I'm afraid I won't be able to show you any until late December.  (Shhh!  Don't tell!)


Tracy said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from Hip Homeschool Hop! Love your knitting projects! I'm amazed you can find time to knit with 9 beautiful children. I'm struggling homeschooling my 4 and keeping up with life!

I'm your newest follower via Google Friend Connect. I am just below you on the HH Hop linky list :)

Have a blessed day!
Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

Mama Burke said...

That is super cute. I sort of self-taught myself to knit when i was pregnant with my first, but I totally haven't done anything more with it. There always seems to be other projects to do.

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