Tuesday, May 05, 2009

It Just 'Felt' Right

I got a phone call last Tuesday from my dear friend Meghan's soon-to-be-Mother-in-law.
Meghan is getting married in six weeks, and made it quite clear to all of her loved ones that a shower was not expected, or even really wanted. Having to do SOMETHING to celebrate this exciting event, a 'bottle party' was thrown in her honor instead.
Each person brought her a bottle of wine.
I brought her a felted wine cozy.

No home should be without.

I am not the most knowledgeable wine person, but I do know a thing or two about anything knitted/felted.
My immediate reaction to an invitation of this sort was to cast on.

So, I did.
And this was the result.

Meghan is a knitter so I knew it wouldn't go unappreciated.

What fun!

The pattern? I sort of made it up by combining several patterns I had come across to get exactly what I wanted. The flower however is from the pattern by Noni for the Felted Farmer's Market Bags.
The yarn? Cascade 220 of course! What dreamy stuff to felt with.
The fun factor? Let's just say that if I didn't have 300 other things on the needles right now, I would be making everybody I have ever met one of these babies.

You can be sure you will see more of these.

Oh. And one more thing.
Of course I included a bottle of nail polish with her bottle of wine.
It was a bottle party after all.


MsTypo said...

I totally LOVE the bottle bag!! What a beautiful way to give someone a bottle of wine. Totally gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Me too. And once the bottle is empty, fill it with water, leave it in the gorgeous felted bag, and you have a felted vase!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course, you could try knitting a teeny bag for the nail polish....

Anonymous said...

and to think i saw the beginning of it. just an innocent little i-cord.

Craftlover said...

the bottle bag is just sooo cute!