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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Adding to the mix

Happy August 1st!  I'm rather pleased to welcome August this year, as my hubby gets to move to a hospital closer to home. He's been commuting about 3 hours a day, and for the next year it will only be about 50 minutes a day.  Hurray!!

As if I didn't have enough WIP's, I decided I needed to start a new one.  One fun thing about having my parents around is that they have been suggesting knitting projects they might like to receive.  The other day while they were out shopping they snapped up these:


The Artesano is slowly but surely becoming a Citron shawl for my Mom.  The blue has small specks of light purple in it, it is gorgeous, and will look beautiful with her eyes.

And the Manos is going to become a hat for my Dad.  He has expensive taste--baby alpaca, silk, and cashmere.  I'll have to tweak the pattern he picked out, both because the yarn is finer, and his head is bigger, so watch this space!

For the time being I'm working mainly on the shawl.  I wanted to get it done before my folks leave on Saturday, but that just isn't going to happen.  I am enjoying working on it.  

Before I go, I thought I'd finally post the pictures of my Mom in the hat I made her when she first arrived.  It is a paper Sirdar pattern I have, which I've used time and again.



I suppose that is all for me for now.  I've got two days off work so I'm away to make the most of them.  See you again soon!!






17 comments:

  1. Your mom is a beautiful lady! Love your citron, I could easily make one in every color but I'll try to resist.

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  2. The shawl look great! My mom will often bring me yarn as well, I think it is cute that she wants me to make her something :-) And I am glad your hubby will be closer to home. My husband used to commute over an hour each way...and now he is a much more manageable 25 minutes, it makes a huge difference :-)

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  3. Both of those yarns look gorgeous. I'm especially enamoured with the green, such a gorgeous colour :)

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  4. What delicious yarns you have bought!
    Your Mum looks really happy with her hat.

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  5. Very pretty woman, your mother! That blue shawl will look wonderful with her hair and eyes. I'm sure she'll appreciate all your hard work.

    And yay on the new driving time. That is a blessing.

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  6. Your Mom is a very happy looking young lady, great photo! I love your Citron, what a fantastic color :)

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  7. Citron is a great pattern. Your mom looks so pretty in that hat. She looks like a real happy lady!

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  8. what beautiful projects!! You are a busy knitter!!!

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  9. I've seen lots of people doing the citron shawl and it is beautiful, I think your gorgeous yarn especially is inspiring me to have a go too.

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  10. That shawl is going to be AMAZING!

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  11. Love the Citron! I do plan on making one too at some point. Such a cute pattern

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  12. Hooray for (a) shorter commutes!, (b) Citrons, especially so well-knit and in such a wonderful colour, and (c) moms who wear their beautiful hats well and with enthusiasm. :D

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  14. i love all of this andria, i'm happy for you about your husband, your parents choosing yarn, and you making hand knits for them! i love that! your mom is so lovely in her hat, she looks like such a sweet person. i can tell you are just like her. beautiful knitting dear, it makes me smile too. :)

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  15. Very cool that your parents chose the yarn themselves. Brilliant, really. Your shawl is looking heavenly and that hat is just so fun!

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  16. Nice start on that shawl - the colour it gorgeous, your mom sure has good taste. So does your dad that yarn will make a very nice hat.
    Enjoy your days off.

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