Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wedding Presents.

(Shelley, if you are reading this and you are not yet a Mrs., then stop now!)

When a fellow knitter gets married, you have to actually make them something. The typical gifts from Bed, Bath and Beyond just don't do the trick.



Shelley's wedding is tomorrow, so I thought that I would make her dishcloths for her kitchen. She says that it's "garden colors." Well, one person's sage is another person's spearmint, so I decided to stick with the more earthy, neutral tones.

Two of the cloths are the Ballband cloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting, one is the DW Cloth, and the others are just stitch patterns from Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. I also made a hand towel (top picture, far right) using the pattern for the Baby Genius Burp Cloth from Mason Dixon Knitting.

I stuck the dishcloths in a basket, and wrapped it with tulle. I hope that she likes it!

17 comments:

Opal said...

what a great idea and a gorgeous presentation.

Violiknit said...

Those gorgeous gifts definitely put BB&B to shame!

Carrie Penny said...

When I got married I would have loved those! That is a great wedding gift idea!

Sarah said...

Somehow I doubt she's reading the knit blogs the morning of her wedding...I think you're safe.
But it's so pretty! That's also a really cute way to store towels. Perhaps I should implement this in my own kitchen. Then again, perhaps I should implent doing dishes in my kitchen first.

Jen said...

Beautiful! What a charming idea, too. It's so charming, I think I might steal it from you!

What fiber did you use? Straight-up cotton?

DancingFish said...

Those are so cute! Beautiful + practical = the perfect gift!

Laura said...

Beauty + Function = Perfection!!

Just the sweetest most perfect wedding gift for a knitting friend EVER. OH what a darling BABY gift that would be with little chenille wash cloths and bibs and stuff?? OH MY GOODNESS. Babies. Babies. Everywhere! hehe Thanks for the adorable idea!! :)

Shelley said...

I didn't read any blogs on my wedding day, so you were quite safe. :) Now I'm entertaining houseguests and being a very excellent hostess by reading blogs. In my defense, they're playing with the dogs. Thank you so much for the dishcloths! It's so practical and so attractive! I love handmade things the best. You know me so well!

Jen said...

Uh, just so you know, I am stealing your idea with the dishcloths in the basket. It is just too awesome! :)

Hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I was so excited to see these--I have a whole cone of Pink Peaches & Creme and about 5 skeins of charcoal cotton too--I've been thinking of combining them either for dishcloths or something else, and your samples made me see how great the colors look together. What a lovely gift.

Jennifer said...

that's a really great looking gift!

ps - nice blog.. found it from your post on the mdk kal and thought i'd say hi : )

hakucho said...

Wow, now that's a nice thoughtful gift and presented so nicely as well. The tulle is very nice touch :) I'm sure your friend will love them!

happy knitting :)

bobbi said...

what a great idea and beautifuly gifted.
I have the ballband dishcloth pattern cause i own the book. infact that is why i bought the book.
happy knitting!!

Gloria Gifford said...

This is a great idea, very thoughtful and beautifully presented...I love baskets...I recently made a few cloths all in the same variegated colour but different patterns as a hostess gift.

Anita O said...

oohh, I'm very very envious. What a beautiful yet practical gift. Especially the way it's presented. I would love to get something like that!

Tabitha said...

Great idea and love how you packaged it!! A friend is getting married in October and I have been wondering what to knit for her. You have given me the answer to that question. Thanks for sharing.

DawnK said...

Wow, what a pretty gift. I hope she liked it! You put it together in such a pretty way, too!