Sunday, December 7, 2008

Homemade for the Holidays

Like the past 12 years of my life, I am working with my mom to make our Christmas presents for the family. We decided that it would be nice to etch some different kinds of glasses with different designs for the family. I have officially finished the ones for my family, and am now working on the ones for Craig's family and our SLC friends. So far, they have come out quite nicely. I even made an Instructable for it today and it has already been featured and gotten quite a few hits and comments.

Coffee mugs for my uncle:

Wine glasses for the grandparents as well as some friends (these are for the friends):

Beer glasses for my aunt and uncle:

Beer glasses for Craig's dad, Craig's brother, and my brothers:

I was going to make some glasses for my parents, too, but I had a change of thought. I realized that my parents wouldn't really care about the glasses, and have enough glasses of their own. Then, I found the best knitting pattern ever. My parents love sushi, and I thought that they would get a kick out of this.

This picture shows: the cucumber roll, clam, octopus and tuna sushi pieces. There is also the decorative grass, wasabi and pickled ginger. Since then, I have finished every other piece of sushi except for the rice on the eel and shrimp pieces. I have them on the coffee table and everyone who sees them thinks they are the funniest thing ever. I agree. I think I might knit an I-cord in white and put a chopstick in it to make knitted chopsticks to go with them, but I'm not sure.