Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lavender

I've been all about small projects lately. This was one of them. A bridal shower gift for my very good friend, HSG. I wanted to give her a special (girly) gift that was just for her (as opposed to a kitchen gift, for example). I also wanted to give her handmade gifts, so here's what I ended up with: A box of homemade lavender-themed goodies, since lavender is supposed to be soothing and relaxing, and planning a wedding can be anything but.

I decided to knit a couple of sachets from a Hello Knitty pattern, using some Tahki Cotton Classic I had stashed away for a project long since abandoned. I filled the sachets with fresh lavender- they smelled amazing! To go with the sachets and in keeping with the theme, I made a lavender salt scrub and lavender bath salts that she can use to pamper herself. The shower was a couple weekends ago. She really liked the gift, which made me really happy.

As for my other small project (and another FO, if you can believe it), I will unveil that coming up soon.

Meanwhile, in Project Spectrum 2.0 news, I came up with a Blair Warner-style "brilliant idea!" For my birthday, my Loopy girls gifted me the Almost Solid Sampler from Spunky Eclectic. (Woo-hoo!) Included in the sampler are several types of fiber (Superwash, wool blend, Corriedale, Merino, and BFL), in a rainbow of colors. Do you see where I'm going with this? For PS 2.0, I will be spinning up some of this yummy roving, keeping with the PS colors. It's the perfect excuse - I mean, opportunity - to not only practice my spinning, but I will also get to try out different types of wool, and work with all the PS colors- all at the same time! How fun is that? I'm really looking forward to sampling the sampler and sharing the colorful results of my handspun with you as we make our way through the upcoming months.

6 comments:

Disentangled said...

Everything came out so pretty! The little sachets are too cute. I'll have to remember those...

Marnie said...

Yummy! That is one lucky friend.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful and useful gift!

I have that same sampler, but the entire thing is in wool blends. I may have to join you on this PS idea.

Dee said...

so beautiful and handmade too! you crafty girl you!

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty sachets. Oh, and spinning! I would love to see your spinning once again.

- MJ

andrea said...

what a thoughtful gift ~me and lavender is such an incredible smell, mmm.