I enjoy knitting when flying, staying in hotels or riding in cars. So before my first trip of the year, I sent out a tweet on Twitter asking if anyone wanted a scarf. One friend I have yet to meet tweeted back right away and requested a scarf! He didn’t ask for a specific color or design – he just wanted a scarf and he was a fellow Depeche Mode fan. I figured a black scarf would be nice and neutral since I didn’t know his tastes. He wanted me to surprise him, so I added the “DM” after I knit the scarf and oh boy, was he surprised!
I flew just three times last year (Las Vegas in June for business, Anaheim in August for business, and LA in October to see several Recoil shows & meet up with Twitter and Facebook friends) and I think I finished the scarf on my first trip, but I wasn’t happy with how the “DM” turned out. It took me until the last week of the year to finally mail the scarf to my friend. He lives in NYC and it arrived just after that crazy snowfall they had.
The scarf is laying on some custom tissue paper I made – click any picture to see a larger version:
I also made Christmas wrap for another friend’s gift:
I made the tissue wrap with custom Depeche Mode stamps I ordered online. As far as I know, there is no company that sells these stamps – you have to upload your design as a file and the company will create stamps based on your art. I should add this disclaimer – I have never sold any of my knitted or paper-crafted creations. Everything I make is done with love for friends, family and clients. Real Estate is my business – being creative is just my hobby.
I have always wanted to make cards with the Violator rose and I am so excited that now I can!! This card was difficult to photograph, but the scarf recipient got this card from me. It’s shimmery black cardstock with an embossed shiny red rose.
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