Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Gimme a 'B'! and an 'N' and an 'E'!
One of my Christmas gifts for my nephews and niece were these face washers, using patterns by Rhonda K White.
It was satisfying to not spend too much money (actually it's a rule in our family). The purple is Cleckheaton Fiddle Dee Dee which I've had for ages. I bought it, for no good reason but cheap of course, not long after making my first socks in the same stuff. I didn't even like the purple colour much - I'm not really into pastels!.
I was planning to make the other two in the purple as well, and looking into child-safe ways to dye them other, bolder colours after knitting. Then, not long before Christmas, I had an epic op-shopping Saturday (gorgeous silk Jigsaw top for a few dollars! vintage embroidery thread in a lovely box, which went to my sister for Christmas! books and picture frames and can't-remember-what-else, oh my!). I came across several balls of white Cleckheaton 12ply cotton in perfect condition, and was pleased when I ended up paying very little for them. Sometimes odd balls of wool are ridiculously priced in op shops.
Edited to make more sense: I decided my niece could have purple and I could do white ones for the boys. It was just as well it turned out this way, and I didn't have to go in the dye direction, as I tend to bite off a bit more than I can chew before Christmas (they were all little projects, I swear!)