You know what? I don't care. I have started things this week, and completed them. This is good news :o) And guess what? The things I've knitted are pretty bloody gorgeous. Here's a couple of the things I sent to Leila, who's off to Australia with Emilie on Sunday, for two months. Boo-hoo. I'm going to miss those girls.
First, you remember I knitted a sock? Well, I knitted the second one:
Next, I made a box. My usual plum coloured card was out of stock in the art shop, so I had to use grey instead. I think it looks quite cool though, especially lined with the black tissue.
Then, I made a gift card to fit inside, for a message and washing instructions:
This is the way it looks when it's shut. Pretty, huh?
Finally, the box with its label, sealed and ready to go.
That went in the post last night. Emilie and Leila are having a get together with some friends tomorrow before heading off to Oz. I've got my last shift at Debenhams tomorrow so will be arriving in London one day too late to attend :o(
I decided, at around 7pm yesterday that I had to knit Leila the lacey bonnet from Erika Knight's Baby Bloom. I finished knitting it at about 4pm, jumped onto a bus into town, ran into V V Rouleaux two minutes before it closed, bought some ribbon, which I then stitched to the bonnet sitting on a bench in the street! I got this bonnet into the post at about 5.25pm. First class to London, so fingers crossed it will reach Leila tomorrow morning and she can wear it and look super glam at the going away thingy tomorrow afternoon.
Here's the bonnet before I seamed it:
And lastly, here it is seamed and with the edging knitted. It has two 10mm purple satin bows at the front now, to be tied under the chin. Hopefully Em will send a photo of Leila wearing this. She'll look gorgeous, as always.
I wish I could be there tomorrow. I guess my knitwear being there is the next best thing :o)