Monday, June 06, 2011

Oh Gourd...

At our last guild knit night, they surprised me with this! So cool and very unexpected.

A gourd made into a knitting bowl.
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I've always seen gourds made into different stuff and wanted one.

She used fabric strips dipped in something to line it.
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All of these were inside!
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Here I was buying some skeins of cotton (oops, had packed and sent off all mine) to knit some...
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Now I don't need to ;)

20 comments:

Dee said...

Pardon me, but I must ...

It is GOURD-geous! LOL Oh, how I crack myself up.

Love all the dishcloths. Won't your new kitchen be cheery!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a gorgeous gift! Lucky you!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Awwww.....that is just so sweet! What a special gift!

Discoknits said...

That will make a great kitchen decoration, esp. with all the different coloured dishcloths stored in it. And a fabulous way to remember all your knitting guild friends :0) Gourdsome!

Knitting Kris said...

What a neat gift! So cheerful!

LaBean said...

That was very sweet of them! I like the bowl! I think what they did was coat the fabric with Modge Podge to get it like that. It's a decoupage technique. I've been wanting to try that, but I've got no where to put the item (a dresser) so it'll dry undisturbed and well-ventilated.

dianne said...

Wow! What a gift! That's a special group of knitters that you're part of :-)

turtlegirl76 said...

That's so cool! What an awesome gift to go away with. You have a great group you're saying goodbye to.

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome gift!! Love that bowl, how fantastic!! And great goodies inside.

Marissa said...

What a great gift!! So incredible- and you'll think of those friends every time you pick up one of those cloths!

Kaye said...

I'm really not into yarn bowls, but that one is AMAZING! I hope you find people just as cool in AZ!

Affiknitty said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Acornbud said...

What a thoughtful, clever gift! Those are some very talented ladies.

Lynn said...

Wow that is fantastic!!!! LOVE it!

SilverFox said...

What a cool gift, you are obviously going to be very missed by your knitting buddies!

cpurl17 said...

Wow! What a fantastic gift! Sounds like a fabulous group of ladies!

(If you run out of dishcloth cotton, I bought enough Peaches & Cream to last me for life so I'll take care of you!)

Jo said...

I want one! It's beautiful :)

sandra said...

Wow - that's one really crafty gift (OK, gifts)!

elspeth said...

Wow, very nice!

DPUTiger said...

The gifts I received from my hobby friends in California prior to my move to PA are some of the most special things in my house. I'm glad your group did something awesome for you!