The woven towels for my friend Lynda's Christmas present are off the loom. They have been wet down and spread out to dry. They have been ironed, and then placed over a chair to wait for the photo shoot where they became wrinkled again. So excuse the massive wrinkles in the pictures, obviously they need a good go at the iron again. These photos are craptastic (of course the wrinkles don't help much). I took them when the evening was approaching and the light was getting dim. Should I have taken them again this morning? You bet I should, but who has time to take towels all over the place for a proper photos shoot, waiting for the perfect moment for them to behave?
I used Peaches & Cream yarn bought at the dreaded Walmart. I have to say I like Sugar & Cream yarn much better, I think it is thicker but that may be totally my imagination.
Each towel is 19 x 17 inches and made with alternating stripes. Now next time I make these I will make them a little longer, I had some extra warp at the end so they could have been a good 21 x 17......ah well, live and learn.
I also made her two dishcloths with another one on the way.
I hope she likes this present. At least she will know I was thinking about her as I made them. Lynda has recently visited and met Little Buddy. She is my friend who lost her husband this past Spring, all while she was moving into a smaller home, and figting breast cancer herself. I want to make her things she will use, not give her more things for her to try and fit into her smaller home. We all have so much, don't we? I plan on knitting her a pair of slippers and hopefully a hat to add to her presents stash.
There was a little bit of warp on the loom and I hated to waste it. I am not sure what this is as it is 9 x 17........hmmmmmmm maybe it looks good just like this, a simple table topper with flowers on it.
Today it is all about Little Buddy and his appointments. We are headed to the Children's Hospital to get an MRI, and to see his pediatric neurosurgeon for a routine check-up. It is a long drive for him and a long morning for me. As soon as we get back home I turn around and drive right back in that direction for work. So today I will be spending a lot of time in the car and waiting rooms with a very wiggly boy.
What is in store for you?