26 November 2021

Friday: Feeling Full and a Small FO

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!  I hope yours went well, and that you were able to spend it as you wished.  Ours got a bit derailed when The Tim got a phone call on Wednesday afternoon from his work, calling him in on Thanksgiving Day from 7-3.  So that was disappointing, but at least he could be home for dinner and for an evening together.  

Everything for our holiday dinner was delicious, and topped off with pumpkin pie later in the evening, it all added up to being a good day.  This morning for breakfast I had some raspberries that we had in the fridge and that was plenty, since I still feel full from yesterday!  I love raspberries, but I was hoping I'd feel like having pumpkin pie for breakfast, since that is one of my most favorite day-after treats of all.  😀

How lucky am I that something like that is my biggest problem??


Ending November, I'll show you some FOs that I knit as gifts, and finally got around to photographing.  

Project: Makeup Remover Cloths
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Leftover Knit Picks CotLin yarn from a previous project
Needles: US size 7
Comments: I had wanted to make some of these to give with a mini-sized makeup remover to four of my nieces who have birthdays in December.  I had the leftover yarn, and since it is 50% cotton and 50% linen, I knew it could go into the washer and the dryer.  (And I wanted to use the leftovers.)

So I cast on 18 stitches, and made certain that I slipped the first stitch in each row and then knit the last stitch in each row, so they would have neat sides. Then I knit for 24 rows, and did the usual bind off.  Each pad is approximately 3 inches by 3.5 inches, and though they are not necessarily "professional" looking, I'm pleased with them, and they will serve the purpose nicely.  I would say each cloth took around 25-30 minutes to knit.

I managed to get 23 cloths out of my leftover yarn - I kept the first three, since they were sort of the templates, and didn't end up looking that great.  Since I certainly don't mind, I'll use those.  But that meant I had 20 cloths left, so I managed to have 5 for each niece, which seemed very reasonable to me.  

So I'll package them like this, with a ribbon tied around the little box and the cloths, and put them into a gift bag.  This makes me very happy, because it all turned out just the way I had pictured it in my head.

Few things are more rewarding than having a plan and then being able to make it all work, don't you think?

Good wishes for a happy weekend - if you are traveling, I hope your trip will be completely uneventful.  Take care.


Ellen D. said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I think my daughter would love this cleanser!

Kym said...

What a perfect gift, Bridget! Clever, useful, and heartfelt -- the idea "gift-trifecta" in my book. I'm glad your day was pleasant yesterday, despite the last-minute call to work for Tim. I hope you're spending today resting and relaxing. XO

Araignee said...

That's such a wonderful idea for a present. Those knitted cloths are the best for washing your face.
Pumpkin pie for breakfast is a great idea. I wish I had saved mine. I saved some pumpkin cheesecake and it's not the same.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a lovely little gift!

Dee said...

That will be a very nice gift.

Do you do vegetarian for Thanksgiving? Would love to know your menu.

Pumpkin pie for breakfast sounds pretty good. AND, it's full of vegetable so it is healthy too!!! ;-)

Nance said...

I think that's a perfect gift. Handmade, useful, pretty, and thoughtful. And good for the environment. Well done!

karen said...

what a beautiful idea!