Sunday, November 28, 2010

check out the first shelf liner

Some time ago I knit a shelf liner for my friend's kitchen. You may recall she was using folded tea towels to line her bare wood shelves, when I thought - hey, what about knitting her some shelf liners? I toyed with the idea of surprising her with all three finished shelf liners, but then I had another thought. What if the fit of the first one was off? I'd hate to go ahead and knit all three only to find that none of them fit!

So this weekend, after the surfing competition at Crystal Beach on Lake Erie, we bunked down at her place and I took the opportunity to check the first shelf liner. Turns out, it's perfect! So full speed ahead with numbers two and three.

And, if you're wondering about the surf competition, Gavin placed first in his category - "legends" (for surfers over 55 years of age). Mind you, as the only guy his age crazy enough to brave the icy temperatures and bone chilling winds to surf there really wasn't any competition for him at all. But we're celebrating nonetheless!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

The shelf liner is gorgeous!!! But, yes ...checking for size was a good idea. ;-)

Congrats to surfer man --- I was thinking before I finished reading, how cold it must have been. Yep! COLD!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

hey- he's still surfing! that's pretty awesome!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to Gavin!!!