There was a bit of additional non-knitty crafting happening around here prior to the holidays. I didn’t want to blog this stuff until it was all distributed, but here you go!
I’m a lazy wrapper. Especially when it’s something squishy that requires a box for proper wrapping. When I sent the Christmas gifts to Mississippi for Bill's mom and sister, I whipped out a couple of rudimentary gift bags loosely based on this tutorial (sorry, no pictures), then I made a couple more for family Christmas gifts. Two pairs that look pretty much exactly like this:
The red bag has the snowmen as a lining and the other way around. They went really quickly.
But the biggie was a project that had me using my serger for probably the most amount of time ever. Box bags!
I did one test bag based on the Purse-Nickities pattern from Lazy Girl Designs (highly recommend Joan’s stuff. Her tutorials are easy to follow and extremely well-written). Then I branched out on my own. I made one bag for myself and a baker’s dozen for my knitting friends who I appreciate so much.
Here’s a little peek at the inside of my bag. Most of the bags were made with a 12” zipper, but several – including my own – have a 14” zipper. They were all constructed to have a 4” square end, which is a bit more real estate than the original pattern calls for. Anyhoo, the last batch was distributed on January 8, and it has been a lot of fun seeing those bags out in the world being used.