Since my last post was about the Alice in Wonderland Swap I'm a part of (and now the Moderator of, on Ravelry.com!) I guess I'll pick up where I left off and write about the latest swap and installation in my "Alice" knit series.
This (well, September's) Swap's theme was 'The Deck of Cards'. I kind of ran into a brick wall with this one because I figured, If people weren't rally into card motifs, or playing poker, any intricately patterned knitwear I made would probably go unused. My swap partner told me she liked hats, and particularly whimsical designs, so I decided to go a bit out there.
I decided to go with The Cards' most notable past time in the book and made a giant red rose headband out of wool to keep her ears warm in the winter. Also included in her package were napkins, cards, swizzle sticks, a mug, some candies and pens, all with a playing card motif, a copy of Alice In Wonderland with Alice being attacked by cards on the cover, some card motif patches and buttons, a red satin rose brooch and a pendant depicting the cards painting a rose bush =)
|A really poor picture of me modeling the headband|