Luckily, I had completed most of the items I was planning on bringing and finally today (Wednesday) was able to put the final touches on everything. For only a few hours total work for everything, I'm pretty pleased with the results.
|Colorful Wine Markers with bag|
The first thing I knew I wanted to make was a set of nesting bowls. I had just enough yarn in three different colors that all happened to be the same type of yarn. I don't even know where this came from, just some left over I had sitting in my stash. First up, I had this mix of green/blue/brown that I used to make the smallest bowl.
When I was I had a cute little set of three that all fit inside one another.
Pleased with myself I set out to make something a little different for the next gift.
I had this idea to make some wine glass markers while I was working up a few snowflake coasters. There were a few patterns I found online but not quite what I was looking for so I grabbed a small ball of yarn, a smaller hook and a wine glass. I had made a scarf recently for a friend (note to self: remember to mail that scarf!) that had a curl to it. I thought if I could replicate that it would look cute on the stem of a wine glass.
Within a few minutes I had the first marker completed and formed a plan for the rest. I ended up making a nifty little curly bit that wraps around the stem of a wine glass; the genius of it is that the design allows it to fit just about any wine glass. I knew I wanted to make a small bag to go with them for storing them all when not in use too. I didn't have a plan for colors just that I wanted them all to be different.
I went to bed Sunday night feeling quite accomplished having completed the nesting bowls and coming up with a plan for the set of wine markers. Unfortunately, Monday morning I fell in our drive way and bruised my left hand quite badly. Fortunately it was not broken!! I was instructed to keep it wrapped for the next few weeks but to be sure to remove it nightly. While I was thrilled it was not broken I was worried I wouldn't be able to finish the wine markers and bag in time. I didn't touch anything Monday or Tuesday but finally did feel up to finishing on Wednesday.
I dug into my stash of yarn and found any small ball of yarn I had until I had filled up the large wire bowl I had brought with me. I ended up picking about 16 different colors. I set to work on making the markers first. They are so super quick and easy that didn't take long at all. Before I knew it, the glass I had been using to hold them was overflowing.
For the few hours spent I'm quite pleased with the results! I really hope the family likes them as well.