Two of my good friends have been in the process of buying their first house for the past few months, and just the other day, for a sunny afternoon potluck (before heading out to see Roger Waters perform The Wall live!), I got to see it in person for the first time.
The official housewarming party isn’t until June 16th, which feels like a totally appropriate deadline for a killer housewarming present.
Their house is totally awesome — retro, funky, HUGE, with sort of a Brady Bunch feel to it. Plus, they just bought this amazing vintagey baby blue couch — stout and boxy and cute!
So, here’s what I’m thinking: a housewarming triumvirate.
I’m going to make a set of 6 of these in 100% bamboo — 3 in our spruce colorway, and 3 in the teal colorway — to complement this gorgeous new couch of theirs.
2) A serious kitchen towel.
Except I’m going to make it in a creamy off-white color, with the little bobbles being orange and brown, to match the retro woodsiness of their kitchen.
The bobbles are tricky to wrap your head around at first, but after the first set, I think I have it down.
3) The essential dish towel
I used our variegated bamboo, and some orange and yellow cotton to make a blend that looks almost exactly like this one. I’ve already started knitting up the waffle pattern and it looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see it hanging in the sunlight off of their kitchen sink!
I’ll go over all these projects in depth once I have a little more progress made (I went with the start-them-all-at-once approach, naturally), but just wanted to give you all a sneak preview! Summahtime knitting at its best!