Friday, December 5, 2008

Pink Christmas - Finished and in the Mail

I finally finished my Pink Christmas gifts and got them in the mail today. I'm in love with everything I made, especially the scarf. I'm really excited that I have enough yarn and ribbons left over to make one for myself.

For the scarf, I knitted two different yarns together. One was a basic brown with a hint of blue in it. The other was one that went from a tiny strand of brown to nubby lenghts of orange, yellow, blue and pink. It came out gorgeous! I only knitted this time (no purling - I was being lazy, even though I love purling). When I finished, I tied on some ribbons at the ends to create a fringe. It really gave it a nice, finished look.

For the other items, I created a matching office set with a "Messages" chalkboard, file folders, pen cup and even a personalized journal. I chose coordinating scrapbook papers for all of the items.

The biggest challenge of this project was the message board letters. I Mod Podged the scrapbook paper to the letters first and then attempted to cut them out with an Xacto knife. Next time, I'll trace them onto my paper, cut them out then adhere them to the wood letters.

And, I love altered paper items, so of course I love the file folders, pen cup and journal. I even went as far as cutting out the recipient's name - Chris - in coordinating paper and adhering it to the journal.

I hope Chris enjoys the items I've created for her. (And, selfishly, I can't wait to see what someone created for me!)


Jennifer C. said...

The scarf is awesome. Some cute. I need to remember ribben for accent.

I'm glad you liked the needle set. I love mine too. I love having everything together and the flexibility of the needles.

Also, I wish I had known about Pink Christmas. I'm going to put that in my favorite and [articipate next year.

Frogs in my formula said...

That scarf is gorgeous. I am so jealous. I have knitting needles and pretty yarn but they're dusty. I keep meaning to learn. I love the ribbon at the end and the colors.

Pablo Guero said...

All of it is awesome. Based on what you made, I think you'll be disappointed by whatever you end up getting.

Jennifer C. said...

Also, I hate the purl stitch - but I think it's just because I've never used it consistently. I'm always rusty. But - I just stareted knitting this cowl ( and I'm getting pretty good at ribbing. It's super slow going though.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! What a fun package to get!

I wish I could knit. You'll have to post pictures of what you receive as well!

Anonymous said...

Wow -that scarf is awesome! And the papercrafts, too! I used to do a lot of scrapbooking (have slacked off a little lately) but this wants me to get out my papers and the other goodies and get more creative again! Great gifts, MaryAnna!

The Stiletto Mom said...

How on earth did you do that file folder??? I love!!!!

Chris said...

Good to know how you did the letters. :-) I wondered how that would work. Sorry you did not receive a gift, maybe it will still come. Merry Christmas.