How many of you have had the following experience?
- Spent $$$'s on the softest yarn you could find for a baby blanket
- Spent 100's of hours knitting the baby blanket
- Mailed the baby blanket to your niece or nephew with a beautiful card
- Wait, wait and wait for a thank you note - never to receive one because the thought and work behind the gift wasn't understood and appreciated
I Smell Snow Hats
For these hats I made a simple book with a two pictures - the yarn before it was knit at the Bigsby Bridge in California, and a picture of the finished project. Next to the pictures I included the following things:
- The places I'd been when I was knitting the hats - airplanes, San Francisco, and a brewery to name a few
- The story of Copper (my dog) eating the original pom pom
- A reference to the Gilmore Girls and Lorelai wearing a similar hat when she smelled snow.
Guernsey Baby Blanket
This blanket was knit for a niece that I knew loved the water, so I tried to knit the blanket anytime I was near the water. I put a lot of effort into this blanket, so I wanted to make sure she understood how much work was involved in the blanket. I made an eight page booklet about the blanket that I sent with the blanket to my niece. This booklet included the following items on each page:
- A picture of the blanket being knit with something in the background - loons, sunsets, speeding boats, children playing in the lake
- An inspirational saying related to the picture
- A page in the story about the baby's crazy aunt and uncle.