These may end up on some gifts wrapped in kraft paper. I think the contrast of plain and fancy would be effective.
In other news I am caught up in another knitting vortex. The baby blankets are in high gear. I finished the purple one and it is carefully stored away for a future granddaughter. Unfortunately, I packed it away before remembering to take a photo to share here. I am proud to say that I managed to make it without a mistake. The yarn was a nightmare to work with. So much for being excited about the good yarn that was partly merino super wash wool. A few emails to the manufacturer and a trip to the good yarn store to pick up a few free balls righted the problem. Who wants wood fibres in their yarn? I was also sad to learn that having three knots per ball is okay according to industry standards. :( Even one of my replacement balls had four knots. So sad.
And now I am on to my third blanket using the same pattern.
And I will leave you with a photo of my favourite visiting pup.... Sophie! She belongs to Lisa's boyfriend, Steve. She is a sweet girl who gives me lots of kisses and steals my heart with each visit. This one may end up in a LO.