An unexpected handcrafted gift from my BF’s mom: Row counters!

Posted by on October 14, 2015 at 9:54 am.

Last evening, I received a wonderful surprise in the mail. Pete’s parents had sent me these wonderful row counters. Aren’t they colorful and adorable?

Row counters from Helen.10.13.15

Row Counters that my BF’s mom made for me.

His mom uses them for golf. I think she called them trackers? For some of my more complicated projects, these are definitely most welcome and they arrived at the most appropriate time since I’m finally going to finish knitting my chevron scarf.

Work in progress: Chevron scarf

I started knitting this scarf almost two years ago and it’s laid dormant for a while, even though it’s almost finished. My dilemma? I could not decide if I wanted this scarf to be super long. I’ve finally decided I do want extra length and so I still have a ways before this scarf is complete. Thanks to the lovely row counters made by my BF’s mom, I have a wonderful way to mark the various rows of knitted stitching. Each time I use them, I’ll be reminded of her thoughtfulness.

Last evening I sent her and her husband and email letting them know I was thinking of them and also to thank her for her thoughtfulness.

Flowers. Card for Helen and Joe.10.14.15

Handcrafted thank you card made for my BF’s parents

and later today, I’ll be sending her the above card with the matching envelope. I made both last evening. I wrote his parents a nice note and I also told his mom that her unexpected gift made my happy day a bit more sparkly. 🙂 I’m still working on her knitted washcloths; however, I’m hoping to have those completed by some time next week.

How was the card made?

Two different stamps. I used the masking technique and the flowers were stamped on white card stock. I colored with my Copics markers. His mom loves glitter and so I used my Wink of Stella pens to add a bit of sparkle to the flower petals. After it was dried, I fussy cut the flowers with my X-ACTO knife and placed on the pink card stock. The paper used to make the envelope was embossed and then I used my Martha Steward envelope maker to create the envelope.



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