PDA

View Full Version : Turn Back Time Spa Cloths


auburnchick
10-07-2009, 08:47 AM
I made two spa cloths for my friend, Donna, who works at the Attendance desk at the high school. I worked with her for a couple of months in the Spring...before the school had to lay me off due to budget cuts. We grew very close during that time. It's a very stress-filled position...dealing with students and parents (the parents are the worst). She's an amazing lady!

I had to scramble for a gift, and lack of $$ was a consideration as well.

Thank goodness for knitting!

I decided to make a couple of Turn Back Time Spa Cloths from the January 2008 Creative Knitting issue.

I know it seems silly to block wash cloths, but I wanted to have straight edges, and I wanted a smooth look when she opened the gift...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/3980367411_efa5ef1e40.jpg


These were a very quick knit! I started Friday evening, finished half of the first one, and then knit the rest of it, along with the second one on Saturday while I watched college football...



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/3989345849_5cb6491746.jpg



I used Lily 'n Cream in Yellow (above) and Cornflower (below)...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2424/3989345685_17b483ff2c.jpg



I had recently gotten a bunch of soy candles for free (I've been a couponing fiend since the summer), so I put one with the cloths, making for a nice gift, I think...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/3990101050_d3ca1ed693.jpg



I found a pretty ribbon...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3989345993_5b72fd00fa.jpg


I went to my wrapping paper stash and found the cutest gift bag...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/3989346229_401dc7542f.jpg



I'll be delivering this in a little while. I can't wait to surprise her!

Thanks for looking at my project!

yarncharmer
10-07-2009, 09:00 AM
Your spa cloths turned out really well! I love them! They really do look like something from the past, and your gift bag suits them perfectly! What a nicely put together gift -- I'm sure she'll love it.

Mirl56
10-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Very pretty pattern and beautiful knitting. Cute presentation, too!

Jan in CA
10-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Those are beautiful! What a lovely gift!

bambi
10-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Very pretty! She will love them. :inlove:

Sewing Angel
10-07-2009, 02:45 PM
Those came out great! What a nice gift.
I also block my washcloths / dishcloths. I think it make a prettier presentation.

melmac51
10-07-2009, 03:41 PM
Very nice! All of it. :yay: :yay:

auburnchick
10-07-2009, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the compliments!! I took the bag to her this morning, and it made her day. As I said, we're very close, and she was so appreciative of the hand-made cloths. She asked what a "Spa Cloth" was, and I said it's a fancy word for wash cloth. :teehee:

I just love knitting and the joy it can bring to others. :heart:

AH1OZ
10-07-2009, 04:06 PM
very pretty

ArtLady1981
10-07-2009, 04:33 PM
I think this is the PERFECT GIFT!!! Where do I sign up??

Dimpledapple
10-07-2009, 09:44 PM
The spa cloths look great! What a sweet and thoughtful gift :)

WandaT
10-08-2009, 08:11 AM
They turned out beautiful!! Feels really good to be able to make something so nice for a gift doesn't it?

Woodi
10-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Lovely!....and a great gift for your very lucky friend.

auburnchick
10-08-2009, 09:13 AM
Feels really good to be able to make something so nice for a gift doesn't it?

Yes, it really does. I blogged about it, and she read my blog last night and commented! It brought tears to my eyes.

margz3
10-08-2009, 09:13 AM
Lucky lady!! That is such a pretty pattern. For what it's worth, I've blocked the spa cloths that I have given as gifts as well!

wezyus
10-09-2009, 01:02 AM
Is so beautiful n nice ...definitely sure she will love it

Abbily
10-09-2009, 02:02 PM
Gorgeous!! What a wonderful gift!

ChristineO
10-10-2009, 10:04 AM
Very pretty! :)

Woodi
10-11-2009, 08:37 AM
I just had to come back here again....love these! So: where might I find such a pattern? do you share?

I make and sell handmade soap, and do a spring show each year, on a garden tour with neighbours. I have been knitting up a few spa cloths to sell along with the soap, but would love to be able to knit a few of these as well.

I would so appreciate if you could tell me....:heart:

auburnchick
10-11-2009, 12:41 PM
I just had to come back here again....love these! So: where might I find such a pattern? do you share?

I make and sell handmade soap, and do a spring show each year, on a garden tour with neighbours. I have been knitting up a few spa cloths to sell along with the soap, but would love to be able to knit a few of these as well.

I would so appreciate if you could tell me....:heart:

Hi there!

Because the pattern is copyrighted, I cannot share it with you.

This pattern came from the Creative Knitting magazine. The issue was January 2008.

I'm not sure how you would go about getting a copy of that issue. You could try contacting their customer support at (800) 829-5865 or visit their website (http://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/pages/contact_us.php).

I read on the magazine's website that there are a few issues that you can get back copies of. You could ask about that. Perhaps there would be a way to purchase the pattern individually from the designer. What I would do is call customer support, ask what your options are, and go from there.

Good luck to you!

Jan in CA
10-11-2009, 01:48 PM
January 2008 is available.
http://www.e-patternscentral.com/detail.html?prod_id=3712&cat_id=89&source=EPCKD

tgriffin541
10-13-2009, 03:31 PM
I am making "spa" kits for my sisters and mother for Christmas. Never even thought about blocking the wash cloths because well......they are washcloths. But after seeing yours I will definately do so now.

Sknitter56
10-13-2009, 08:14 PM
Nathalie...if someone were to give me a gift like that, I would just bust out in tears! To me, gifts like this mean so much more that something you run out to the store and pick up in 5 minutes. That is a really thoughtful gift. I'm sure she will appreciate it.
Mary

auburnchick
10-13-2009, 09:31 PM
Nathalie...if someone were to give me a gift like that, I would just bust out in tears!

:aww:


That is almost what she did. I tell you...it's not what you spend but the thought you put into it. A good thing to remember when the economic times are tough, and we can't give expensive gifts. :wink: