Crafty Monday: a couple ‘o bags


Somewhere around May 6th or 7th this thought popped into my head: “oh shit! Mother’s day is coming up this weekend!” So I scrambled to figure out what to do about this. My biggest dilemma was figuring out what to get for my mother in-law since I would have to send it to her. I decided that I would give both of my mothers some of the best hand cream I have ever tried. It’s made locally. The company is called Body Natural. The only place I know that sells it is Fresh Abundance. So I dashed over there to buy some. I also picked up some locally made soap from the same company. Then I decided to knit a little bag to put the gifts in. I used the gift bag pattern that is in “Last Minute Knitted Gifts.” I happened to have some cotton yarn laying around and used that.

soap bagAs I was knitting the bag I realized that it could be used as a washrag and the soap could be inside the bag (I can’t be the first person to have thought of that). So I decided to improve on the gift bag style and I knitted a little bag using the hat pattern in Walker’s “knitting from the top.” I was able to knit the bag to the size of the bar of soap that I had and then I made the cord long enough to make little handles that could be hung on the shower. Not bad, eh? I’m pretty satisfied with myself right now.

Both my mothers loved the present. The “washcloth” thing worked. And they are in agreement that the hand cream is, indeed, the best they have ever used.

Ravelry pages for these projects are here and here.