I’ve got a quick-knitting project to beat all: Bling Flowers! A scarf, gauntlets, or a cowl might be considered quick knits. The perfect holiday gift for a friend or relative. But if you think about it, gauntlets might take the better part of a day or even weekend devoted to their construction. A scarf of simple construction equally as long.
I was sitting at the kitchen table this weekend making Bling flowers. . . one right after another. I make pairs of them, sew flower clips to their undersides and give them as decorations that can be used singly or in pairs to adorn sandals, one’s hair. . . the neckline of a favorite t-shirt. Or I decorate other knitted items, such as Happy Stripes oven mitts. . .
I timed myself. 15 minutes! Now I know these flowers and I’ve memorized the pattern, but what’s the worst case scenario? 30 minute? 1 hour? That’s still REALLY FAST! You could have your knitted gift for one friend done in between 30 minutes and 2 hours. A trip to the mall would take longer!
And flowers are an economical gift that allow you to demonstrate your devotion to a friend in a heartfelt way. That’s the best kind of gift.