My best friend Matt celebrated his birthday this past weekend. I usually have to think long and hard about what to get/make him because I always want my gift to be perfect (because he is so dear to me :))! Luckily he really appreciates the gifts that I hand make for him. So this year I decided to go with a "comforts of home" themed birthday gift. Included in the gift was a crocheted tea light holder, a cotton basket to hold items on his dresser, a crocheted basket/bag, and a pair of slippers!
I completely fell in love with the tea light holder and will definitely be making another one! I used an empty Smucker's jam jar and crocheted over it using a silver yarn. I just love how the candle light shines through the crocheted sections.
I crocheted a cream colored basket for his dresser (or wherever else he'd like to put it). Matt is so organized, so I figured that a basket like this would come in handy for him. It can be folded down to hold shorter objects too. AND it is washable!
As you know from a previous post, I'm sort of obsessed with these bags/baskets. I figured it would be useful for something in Matt's room. It was cute that he recognized it when he opened his gift! (Way to go Matty!!!!)
And finally I made him a pair of dark blue slippers. I really love this pattern--not only are they comfy, stretchy, and warm, but the pattern is completely ingenious and I love knitting them! I definitely have to make a pair for myself sometime soon. Perhaps I'll make a few of these for Christmas gifts too!