Monday, March 3, 2008

Love is in the Air

And wedding present preparations abound. Last night was New Roommate's Vort (engagement party.) I got the opportunity to meet many of her friends and her family. It was a lovely affair. The Birthday Cupcake served as a centerpiece and a good friend of ours baked real cupcakes to match! Before the party we settled on her present:

The Icosa Welt Ball from ShiBui Knits

And these colors:

Now it's just a matter of everything arriving and me getting my knit on. In the meantime, there is another present to prepare. A wonderful woman I know is getting married this Sunday. She is one of the first people I met in this town and her kindness is legendary. We will soon be doing the great apartment swap, she and her future husband moving in here and I will be moving in with her roommate, another lovely woman.

I was in a quandary as to what to give her and someone recommended making her a pillow. So off I went, sorting my colors and coming up with a great Log Cabin pillow idea that would set off her navy couch. Until I heard that the navy couch was NOT the couch that was coming. And since I have no idea what couch is coming I had major second thoughts. Fortunately I had only knit the center square, so there wasn't too much investment. Still I had no ideas. So after a little poking around in Ravelry I came up with a fabulous idea. I took this dish cloth and substituted the yarn with Andean Silk in Cranberry.

I'm about half way done with the front (I started last night, after the engagement party.)

The plan for the back is all seed stitch which should go even faster. All I need to do is find a simple 12" pillow in a similar color and then I plan to use applied I-cord to put the two pieces together.

1 comment:

Donna B said...

That ball is going to be so cool! What fun!