This past weekend we were happy to host the gals from Dear Toronto who took over our window gallery to make this wonderful installation. A winter wonderland with letters not bound for Santa Claus but notes addressed to our fine city.
Hand knitted envelopes hang in wait for passers by and knitters to fill them with their thoughts of and wishes for Toronto.
The envelopes are knit with Cascade 220, one of our most popular yarns and a yarn which we recently restocked. Many sweet colours including the enchanting hue used for these envelopes (a complex purple called Galaxy) some neutrals and greys and brights too have come home to roost. Cascade 220 Sport too!
Since it is the time for giving gifts I thought you all might benefit from this idea. We had an old 2011 knitting calendar hanging around and we decided we could re-purpose it nicely- like so↑
To make your own envelopes (for gifts, Christmas cards or otherwise) take an envelope of favored size and shape, then unglue and unfold it. Trace around it on a stiff piece of paper or cardborad (in this case we used an old file folder). Cut it out and this will be your template. You can then trace around it onto calenders or other papers to make your envelopes. Cut these out and fold your paper into shape. We used a glue stick to hold it all in place, but double sided tape or other glue would work too. There you have it! Now you have fancy gifting envelopes and you recycled too!
Along with the Cascade 220 came some Brown Sheep Burly Spun in deep charcoal and Misti Alpaca in creamy white. Both are very popular yarns, so if you needed them to finish off something for the holidays they are now at your disposal.