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Gift of Four

April 29, 2013

Last week I was busy working on some graduation type gifts. Four members from my Women’s Fraternity are graduating and this past weekend was their last big hurrah. Sunday marked their transition to alumnae status. I ended up making four headband/ear warmers. I modified this pattern to better suit my needs.  20130425_162717Each one only took a few hours to construct, which was nice. I ended up using Caron Simply Soft yarn in the Autumn Red colorway (most similar to our Fraternity color) and tested my skills in crochet for the flower. The pattern itself is easy, but I knew I wanted to tweak it anyway. I can definitely see making more of these for gifts in the future.

20130425_165324The women seemed to enjoy the gift and if nothing else I feel like I was able to raise a little more awareness in terms of the handmade gift arena.

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How was your weekend? Do you ever give handmade gifts? What was your favorite thing to give someone?

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4 Comments
  1. Amanda Gerodias permalink

    I wonder how many of those ladies are thankful for your gift today and wearing it on campus as it snows on May 1st!!!!

  2. These are great! I gave my first handmade gift last week and I was so nervous 🙂 it’s definitely the way to go though!

  3. good weekend – at last – sunshine!
    I give handmade gifts all the time, and could not tell you my favorite one… it varies. But I think that my favorite part of the process is planning the gift with the recipient in mind, and hopefully getting it all right – size, color, fiber content, etc. 🙂 and when I do, and I see them wearing it, that feels really good, too. A few years ago, my sister and I made my teenaged niece a hat and pair of hand warmers that matched PERFECTLY, without conferring about it at all. The look on my niece’s face when she opened the second package was priceless. Clearly, we had the color thing right, and the garments were not too “uncool”. That was a good moment.

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