My latest project was a custom order. My oldest son asked me if I could make him some pouches for his new wireless game pads and receivers that he uses to play games on his computer (now that he has more free time). Of course I said yes and went right to work on them. At first I thought felted pouches would be nice, but since I was still in the crochet mode from my last endeavor, crocheted pouches won out. Here is the lot of them: These were actually easier to accommodate his specifications size wise. No guess work as there would be with the felting. No pattern, just made them on the fly. The crocheted fabric was perfect, nice and heavy, but not too stretchy and I got to use up some of my acrylic scrap yarn. They are not exactly color coordinated, but they fit his equipment quite well and he's very happy with them. I made two larger ones for the game pads:
and a smaller one for the receivers:
Yesterday was my birthday. I received a most wonderful surprise in the mail... this beautiful hand beaded pendant from my sister who lives in Oregon. She is very talented.
The tiny beads are all hand sewn:
and when the little pocket is opened up you can see that it's lined with light blue satin:
I love it!! I'll cherish it forever. The color is perfect...goes great with my jeans, but yet I'll be able to wear it for more dressier occasions as well! I have a very thoughtful sister.
I really had a nice birthday. Lots of my fellow "Ravellers" sent me Birthday Greetings. That was a surprise and really made my day special. You know who you are...thank you so much :) The other thing that made my day special ...we went out to eat at our favorite Italian restaurant in town and I even got to pick out a cake for my birthday...a Boston Cream Pie, one of my favorite cakes. Yum :)
No other presents to write about. My husband didn't know what to get me, so my gift is on hold for the time being.
School's over for the summer...yay :) Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. My next knitting project is something that I've had in mind to do for a long time. You'll have to come back later to see what I'm up to. Happy Knitting everyone :)