While I was out walking today (it was toooo beeeeeuuuutiful to stay in) there was a call left on our answering machine. It went something like this: The skunk is out of the boat! There's a fish coming home for dinner! My husband purchased his fishing license for 2009 just yesterday and had to try it out. He got "skunked" plenty last year and looks like maybe this year will be better...we hope.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
the first of 2009
The first FO! My daughter, through ravelry, found someone who had worked up the whole ASL alphabet in knit blocks. The "I love you" sign was a freebie. I bought the whole alphabet but thus far have managed just the "I love you". My daughter is thrilled with her pillow. I used Cascade 220. The pattern recommends cotton and I think I would try that next time to see if the definition in the pattern is a little better. I was given the fabric by my mother in law who found it in one of her quilting magazines. She used some of it in our daughter's graduation quilt and gave me the rest. I love the fabric and my only complaint is that the alphabet is in order and there are several of the same letter right in a row, so three A's before you get B, etc. It makes it hard, without doing a whole lot of cutting and stitching the pieces together, to have a randomness to the letters. I'm too lazy! So there are several places where there are one or two of the same signs in a row. Close up of the knitting.