Sunday, January 27, 2013

Christmas in January

Our older son and his wife didn't make it to Austin for Christmas.  Instead, like so many people this year, they got stuck at home with the flu.

We came to Dallas this week to get together and exchange gifts, and my DIL Kelly gave me one of the cleverest knitter's gifts I've seen.  Just have to share it with y'all so you can see her idea:  It's a good-sized "book" box, and inside is sock yarn and sparkly yarn in pretty color schemes:

Kelly knew I needed two balls of 50 grams each for a pair of socks.  The silver and gold yarn she purchased on general priciples - it's pretty and the right weight for machine knitting.  This is just the stuff I used for the Entrelac evening purse a while back, and there's a lot of yardage here, so I'm thinking about what it will turn into.  It would make very pretty scarves, or maybe I'll explore a different evening bag (I'm working on a technique that is smart-loolking in two colors).
I like the elegant book box, and I can hide away hobby clutter there.  It is also big enough to hide away loose paperwork.  Wouldn't this book box also be nice for giving someone tea, or coffee, bath products or building some other posh gift basket? 
We laughed about the fact that they received knits and gave me yarn; ours is a a symbiotic relationship!


  1. Kudos to Kelly for her wonderful and very thoughtful gift. I'm sure you will think of her each and every time you use the book box and the yarn. A terrific idea for a knitter for sure! I may borrow that idea myself or a version thereof for a Christmas gift exchange at Knit Club....

  2. It's nice when someone actually puts thought into a gift for a crafter who usually gives gifts. This is something I would have loved to receive myself just for the fact of being so unique and the multiple uses after the yarn is gone.

  3. I just have to add a comment about the "book box."

    I use these and the companion decorative boxes in my living room to hide the toys for when the little people come over. They don't have to wait for me to drag out the toys for them, they just go to the boxes when they want to start playing. And I don't torture them by making them wait when I'm distracted and talking about "boring things" to their parents.