Wednesday, October 24, 2012
It's still October, so I'm OK.
Despite my best intentions of doing a blog post every Friday, I seem to have failed miserably. Except for one thing -- it's STILL October. So I'm not as far behind as I might have been. Whew.
I still have plenty of older knits to show off, but today you will be seeing some newer items. First off, my friend Michelle shaved her head in a fund raising effort for cancer research. She was beautiful with her hair; without, she's absolutely stunning. But she often rides her bicycle to work, and I didn't want her to be cold. So I whipped up this little hat:
Next up in this parade of photos is a little baby gift I made for the daughter and son-in-law of some dear friends. These friends had two daughters, and now one daughter is expecting a boy! Yippee! My friends are thrilled to have the opportunity to feature largely in the upbringing of a little boy.
Doug was traveling to Picton to complete a construction job at the friends' house and I had to get things finished and packed. Wisely, I decided to send the gift wrapped in tissue paper and in a gift bag. Doug said that the first thing that happened beyond the "hi" greeting was the gift being opened and being properly appreciated. Thanks, Carol!
Generally I'm not a ruffle girl. I tend to prefer basic blue jeans and classic sweaters and tops. But when the early Fall Vogue magazine arrived, I leafed through it and fell in love. With THIS, if you can believe it!
In other news and activities for the month of October -- Sue, Barb and I got together for a little fun with wool and dyes. This month we used wool from a new company and we are thrilled with the results. The yarn absorbed the dye beautifully and the colours set well.