Sunday, June 17, 2012

List? what list?

I have been very busy this week working on projects.  I have managed to knit 4 dishcloths and then decided that I needed to start in on my blooming pillows that are to be for Christmas presents.

Nope, the pillows are not on the list for this year but if I don't start them now I will never get to them once I start in on my 'new' list. (which I have not even begun to figure out what is going to be on it)

I do not have any pictures of the pillows because the people they are for read this blog.  If they saw them they would know right away that the pillows were for them.  This way all my family and friends that read this blog will just have to wait until Christmas to find out if they are the ones that are getting the pillows or not.  (I know, I'm mean)

I also kind of sort of started a color affection shawl.  I have cast on the beginning 5 stitches and that is as far as I have gotten on it.  I am using fingering weight yarn and it is very hard for me to see the bars to make the M1R and M1L. (I am using some darker colors)  So I want to work on that when I have LOTS of spare time.  (Not going to happen in the next few weeks for sure!)  But I am excited to do the shawl and I will be putting that on my YoP list for next year since it will not be worked before that challenge begins.

Today is Father's Day and I no longer have a father living on earth.  But I do want to say that I was one lucky girl.  I had my Dad for 22 years before he was called home to heaven and he was one of the best Dads I could ever dream of having.  A couple of years later I was gifted with my 'step'dad.  He was wonderful and never treated me any different than he did his own children.  My children were always his grand kids and he never called them anything but that.  He was called home to heaven about 4-5 years ago also.  I miss both of them so much and still have wonderful memories of both of them.  I was totally blessed to have been given two wonderful Dads in my life.  I was also blessed to have my Father In Law whom I also thought of as my Dad.  He was called home to heaven 3 years ago and has been missed everyday since then.

I hope all of you that have Fathers here in earth with you will take the time to let them know how much they mean to you.  Once they are gone you will never get another chance to tell them how much you love them, or how much they taught your, or how much they have enriched your life.  So take this day to let them know all of that.

Better go and get some food prepped for our Father's Day bash at our house today.  It is going to be a great day having most of the family here.

Happy Crafting


  1. I like how your keeping the pillows secret, will keep them guessing lol.
    Looking forward to seeing the shawl.

  2. Such lovely words about Fathers!

    The colour affection is a lovely make, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    Isn't it exciting to start thinking new YOP? I have also fleetingly thought about Christmas presents, good time to be tackling them!

    Have a lovely family get together!

  3. Mmmm color affection. I've seen so many gorgeous ones, I can't wait to see yours.

    Lovely to hear about the wonderful fathers who have enriched your life! Have a great day with family!

  4. I had a wonderful day with my dad, and thank you for sharing about the wonderful dads in your life.

  5. Had a wonderful dinner here at home with Daddy. I too consider myself lucky to have him still such a part of our lives. Good luck with your shawl.

  6. I have all my Christmas and birthday presents on my list. :) I'm looking forward to seeing the pillows sometime in the future, lol. Colour affection is on my list for next year too!

  7. I'm intrigued as to what pillow patterns you will be using for these Christmas presents!
    Do post this week the yarn you're using for your Color Affection :O).
    Great thoughts about Father's Day.


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