Yes, yes, I know I promised pictures.Â I’ll try tomorrow.Â My photo taking location is currently crowded with library books and Girl Scout handbooks due to me trying to plan this week’s meeting.Â Enough excuses!Â The point of this post is to ask all of you a question…
Let’s say your name was Tiffany and you received a $50 American Express gift card for your birthday.Â You received other gift cards but spent that money at Crate & Barrel and Target, respectively, feeding your kitchen gear fetish.Â You want to (a) buy handmade/indie, (b) buy something involving yarn (not limited to just yarn per se, but the use, display, storage of said yarn as in, hooks, needles [remember earlier post regarding knitting – socks only for me], totes, pre-made, etc.), and (c) if it’s crochet, I’ve been searching for a challenge that doesn’t involve an overwhelming amount of yarn (only $50 to spend) and an overwhelming amount of time.Â What would you suggest?Â Please post ideas and a link if available.Â If I can’t resist what you suggest and are soon bragging about my birthday present, I promise to make you something handmade as a present.Â Disclaimer:Â To save myself from freaking out over a deadline to get something to you promptly, I most likely will start the handmade present after the holidays have passed and mailed off a few packages that need to be mailed off from the summer now that I’ve found my once-lost packed and moved box of said packages.
I’ve been browsing my rss feeds tonight, Ravelry, and Etsy looking for gifts and have come up blank.Â What I’m afraid of is heading off to Michael’s or Jo-Ann tomorrow and just spending without coming home with anything that I will actually love, enjoy and/or use.Â My other fear is hitting the Girl Scout Store and spending it on various things that I’ve been wanting to pick up for the girls, like the too cute Girl Scout Groovy Girls.
Quick side question – For those of you in Ravelry, how can this look like it has drape and no chunk (chunkiness?Â It’s late therefore I get to make up words), but be made with worsted weight yarn and a small hook?Â I’m still tempted to make it one day so it’s going in the queue.