Monday, December 11, 2006

Peppermint Ballband Tied in a Bow

I'm in work mode trying to get everything ready for Christmas and this is the week for festivities at the office. We have a lunch on Friday and a gift exchange. The lunch is a pitch in type thing so I still have something to make for that and I have to pick up a gift for that exchange. My husband's office is having a pitch in lunch the same day. So there will be very little knitting this week. The good news is vacation starts Friday afternoon!

The department I'm part of at the office exchanges gifts too. I joined this department about three years ago just before Christmas. The department is small - three ladies plus me - so exchanging gifts isn't too bad. But the first year I didn't know they exchanged. And it was kind of awkward at the end of our annual planning meeting when the other pulled out gifts for everyone and I didn't have anything to give. But this year I'm prepared. I have some homemade carmel and little candle votives wrapped up with a Peppermint Ballband wash cloth tied in a bow. I thought they came out pretty cute!

Project Info
Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth from
Mason Dixon Knitting-
Yarn: Peaches & Creme 1 skein white / 1 skein peppermint
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 7/ 8.0 mm
Gauge: didn't check gauge
Other: I used wire edged ribbon to tie the dishcloth to the top of the box

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's such a cute idea..... I just love it!!

Bezzie said...

Love it!

Knitting Bandit said...

Very pretty. I love the idea of the dishcloth bow! I also like the thin pink stripe running through the red.

Anonymous said...

Love that idea! I made ballbands in the same colorways and am using them in a peppermint themed basket for a gift exchange.

Zonda said...

Nice work there! That is too cute! Lucky giftee!

Ava said...

How very clever of you to use the ballband dishcloths this way! It's a lovely gift.

cpurl17 said...

What I would give to be a member of your dept. for gift giving day--that is the cutest thing I've seen.

turtlegirl76 said...

I saw these on flickr earlier and thought it was really clever! I haven't been able to find the Christmas Sugar 'n Creme colors yet but dammit I will! I love that peppermint color!

Sarah said...

The same thing happened to me when I started my job. Seriousl- they should include stuff like that in orientation (here are your job expectations, here's where to park, and this is what we do at the holidays so you don't feel sheepish - is that so hard?)

Your packages are adorable. The wash cloth bows are fantastic.

Mom said...

Packages are fantastic. Are those the little boxes that are like take out Chinese? The bow is really a great idea. They'll love it...

Alisha said...

I will be filling that cute bow idea in the to do's department of my brain...they look great!!!

Bobbi said...

Wow the bow/washcloth is a great idea. One I'll be borrowing! :)

Angela said...

Homemade caramel? Please share the recipe! I was thinking of making biscotti, myself...got any good recipes?
Very cute gifts, by the way. Love the peppermint yarn:)

Ang