Monday, January 24, 2005

In addition to the blizzard, which brought just enough snow to inspire us to try to teach Oscar to become a sled dog (I think he would have been successful if GB had tried it on a slope so he could get the idea first...), it was my first official "My Stuff Weekend". That means that most of my weekend was spent doing this:

I still had yarn leftover from GB's fair isle hat that I did last weekend, and a smidge of the blue that he originally panned and got put into DSS's mom's Christmas gift, so I designed and knit this hat for myself:

I also worked on a shawl for myself, that I'm loving loving loving (baby alpaca yarn. TO DIE FOR.) but it's also my own design, and I'm still working out some kinks, so I'll wait to show you that until I'm finished, if you don't mind. Because of the shawl, I extended "My Stuff Weekend" to this morning before work, because all I had left on the hat was a some of the decreases at the top, and I couldn't bear leaving the project on the needles all week, just for that.

So here it is, finished and fitting! It's a smidge loose, actually, though it had to be for the repeats in the fair isle, so I'm considering felting it ever so slightly - I like a snug hat. If I do, I'll hand felt it.

This is what went on in the rest of the house.

GB took this picture, being as moved by the sheer adorable-ness of it as I was. We had to get real close so you could see the little pink nose and ears, because he's actually sleeping on a blanket that is the exact color as he is. It nearly killed him three or four times this weekend as we narrowly missed sitting on him. But I am happy to say Aslan is alive, well, and rested.


OH! I almost forgot! Please go wish Bess a very happy day - her little darling married girl darling Saturday... She's been just giddy about this relationship since before the engagement, and having been lucky enough to meet all her darlings, I can very much see why - they are a beautiful couple, inside and out, and girl darling now has some of the best in-laws one could ask for.... A very blessed marriage to you both, Ws!
Bride & Groom


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Amie - Glad you survived the snow! We got 10" here, pretty lucky compared to some. Your hat is beautiful! And it is georgous with your red hair... keep it keep it keep it!
Aslan, oh Aslan, my god child - love him to pieces!
Lot's of snoozing at my house too!

Have a great week!


11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amie, your weekend sounds wonderful! I loved watching the snow fall and sitting inside, snug and warm, knitting away. Your hat is great - I wish I was that creative. I do much better following a pattern than trying to make my own. We had about 8 inches here in Bel Air, MD, and my husband got to play with his new toy! (snow blower, of course!) LOL. My son, who never voluntarily does anything around the house, cleared the driveway and sidewalk. Have a good week. Linda

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do, sweets.
Gorgeous hat! Gorgeous kitty! Glad you had time for yourself over the week-end - it is such a treat ^..^
And I have already posted a comment to dear Bess as all the Ds have been in my heart & on my mind for days.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

Great hat!
I need a "my stuff weekend"....

4:46 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

I love homebound weekends, having just spent a lovely one myself. ;)

Your hat is beautiful!

8:38 PM  

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