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« on: May 07, 2010 09:29:27 AM »

Well, given that I've gifted my mother with a plethora of dish cloths for her birthday, Valentine's and Easter, I knew I had to come up with something else for Mother's Day.   After perusing Ravelry for inspiration (she bought me some yarn and I wanted to use some of it), I came across this pattern for a knitted wreath.

I started out with a varigated yarn, so when it started going more red than purple, I decided to go with only seven leaves, instead of nine, but I think it turned out pretty cute.  It's small - 5-6 inches across, but it'll fit perfectly on a small wall.  I might do a larger one (with bigger leaves) for Christmas, in green with red beads.




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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010 10:04:28 AM »

This is lovely! Are the leaves flat or stuffed? I might have to make this as a last minute gift my my Mom!! She'd love one Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010 11:04:41 AM »

They're flat - they flatten out when put against a wall.  I just used a round of thick gauge wire as the wreath and used thinner gauge to attach it.   I do suggest using a wire that's thick enough to stay where you put it.  I tried a thin wire, hoping it would be invisible, but it was more trouble than it was worth. *G*

It knits up really quickly, though, especially if you're a better knitter than I am! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010 02:56:14 PM »

Yummy! I must try this.

First I thought it was jewelry. Which it could be, with different yarn and needles.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010 04:46:54 PM »

Oooh, now I want to make some with my crochet thread ... they'd make super cute earrings with some seed beads ...
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010 04:15:05 AM »

Oh.  I like this wreath and have just added it to my Ravelry queue.  I, too, am looking for alternative gifts to dishcloths, dishcloths, dishcloths.  Not that there is anything wrong with dishcloths!
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