Tomorrow I have a lunch date with my girl Cae to celebrate her birthday. We met when we were 11, in Mr. Phelan's class, although I knew who she was in Fifth Grade. We were on synchronized swimming together one summer, and throughout high school were as thick as thieves. After we graduated, we saw each other less and less, but a few years ago got back in touch. It's amazing to me how despite the years of not knowing what each other was up to, our lives were pretty parallel...one of the ways is that we both became knitters.
Cae amazes me as a knitter. She has an elegant style, and she's not at all afraid to tackle complex projects. And she loves double pointed needles. She loves the process of using them. And so to celebrate our friendship, our kindred spirits, and her birthday, this morning I made a festive dpn case. Here's the inside of it, bursting with Cae's favorite flower, lilies of the valley.
I kept the interior simple. I wanted to try different types of pockets for small notions, but in the end, I liked the simplicity of a single-sided case. I've been playing around with sewing these babies as I would love to sell them one day, when I get just the right style created.
For now, though, I'm pleased with my day's craftiness!