These next photos of are of a wallet that I made for a friend. She wanted something that would hold her cards and cash, but that was the shape of my checkbook cover. Something simple, slender and light. After exchanging some e-mails with fabric choices she settled on an Indonesian print for the exterior and the ever-popular Ghanaian adinkra cloth for the pockets. I love how it turned out and am very happy to have made something for someone else. It was also my first try at designing something. I started from the basic checkbook cover, but branched off in many different and new directions.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Gifts (1 for me and 1 for another)
Last week I received this bonnet as a gift from Ten Finger Workshop. She found this one at a garage sale and passed it along to me. What a lovely present! The pattern for this one is different from the other bonnet and seems to be a knit rectangle, that was worked in the round at one end to close it off. Some additional stiches were cast on to make the border and cording. I love the colors and pattern and might try my hand at recreating something like it. Has anybody else come across a bonnet like this? Any hints as to it's origin? Maybe I'll draft a tutorial for it as I go. This would make a great gift for either a boy or girl (depending on color choice) - at least for those of us who reside in the colder climates.