Friday, January 30, 2009

F.O.s' and a Family Event

I finally finished the cable knit pillow I started a while ago. As I was knitting it, I thought that there was no way the sides would meet up over a standard 14 inch pillow. Well, as usual, I was wrong (note to self: trust the pattern, Dana). I'm really happy with how this turned out and I definitely want to make more. See the leafy buttons?

These are "gauntlets" for my dad. Due to the medication he takes, he bruises and get scratched very easily. He asked me to make him some washable arm protectors.

Denise and Briana (due 2/11/09) had a baby shower two weeks ago. It was a great little party and Denise was very, very surprised.

Check out the table's centerpiece - - it's a "diaper cake."

And last (and least), the ladies who hosted Denise's shower are also planning two bridal showers this spring. The grooms-to-be are avid hunters, so as a gag shower gift, I knitted a pair of infamous "willie warmers."

Have a great weekend everyone! :D

Monday, January 26, 2009


I'm mimicking Noolie here.

Your Name - Dana
Four letter word - Damn
Boy name - Dawson
Girl name - Delilah
Occupation - Doctor
Color - Dandelion (I had to go to the Crayola site to find this) :D
Beverage - Daiquiri
Something found in a bathroom - Diarrhea
A Place - Denmark
A Reason for being late - Deer (in the road)
Food - Donuts
Something you shout - DUMBASS!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Sweet Friend

I received a box in the mail from the one and only Marianne. She enclosed an amazing letter and offered a "tour" of the tissue-wrapped contents. Here they are:

a WIP sock tube

a "warshrag"

a skein of Mountain Colors in the "Painted Rocks" colorway

a sock book

this classic magnet

Below is part of the thank you message I sent her :

"The tissue wrapped package. I opened it up and was dumbfounded. The GULP/knot in my throat was the size of a tennis ball. I couldn't breathe, literally. I lifted out the Swallowtail and was awestruck and touched in a way that words cannot express. The thought of it, the memory of opening it, still brings tears to my eyes. It's so lovely, Marianne, and I don't know how to thank you enough. Whenever I need a hug, a boost, a bit of reaffirmation or comfort, that shawl is going to be there. I can't begin to describe how much it and you mean to me. I can only say thank you from the very bottom of my heart and I love you dearly too. And the color? Yes, you did get it right. :) Thank you so very, very much!"