Well, I finally have some FO pics to post, but it’s not what you are expecting, I’m sure. You see, besides knitting (and surfing Ravelry and Facebook and reading), I have another hobby. I don’t get to use this talent often because:
- It’s not cheap to do
- There’s only so many of these I can use in my own home (I’ve run out of flat surfaces on which to place them!
- While I do enjoy it, it’s not quite as consuming as knitting – 15 minutes or so, and I’m done with the entire project! Ugh…
So. My not-so-dirty little secret? For a Jewish girl, I have a rather unseemly fascination with making floral arrangements and wreaths and swags and other such ornamental decor for Christmas! Kind of silly, huh? But there it is. Or rather, here it is:
It’s for a colleague of my husband’s, who has been having a rough time the last couple of years. We ran into her this past weekend at Big Lots. We were hunting for C9 holiday lights, and she was hunting to replace all sorts of things that she lost in an acrimonious break-up with her former fiance, which occurred after she’d been very ill for a number of months last year. Now that she’s settled into a new home, she’s actually got a whole new set of health issues. I just felt like she needed a pick-me-up for the holidays. Hopefully, this will help a little bit. Since she was hunting for a red and gold foil garland, that’s the main color scheme I chose. What do you think? Will she like it? Husband will be delivering it tomorrow morning. I’m quite sure that the other mechanics in the shop are going to provide him with an earful over this, but meh – husband can deflect and deal with it. 🙂