Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Daughter, the Poser . . . and a Cowl

It's a good thing this girl has taken up knitting because she has a tendency to wheedle my projects right out of my hands. Take, for instance, this cowl I knit up from some gorgeous yarn (60% wool, 30% alpaca, with 5% each silk & mohair) hand-spun, hand-dyed by my neighbour Liz, the marvellous Island Weaver. Well, yes, Take, she did. . .
To be fair, I'd already asked birthday girl (this one's next older sis) if she'd wear it and got a clear "no" -- a bit too funky for that one. So Daughter #3 stepped up quickly and that puppy was hers!
Can you tell she has a playful spirit and doesn't mind a bit of attention?
And can you tell those are the hands of a Registered Massage Therapist? I know, scary, eh?
She did finally settle down and pose properly. Thank you, dear. . .
A frivolous post -- hope you don't mind. Frightfully busy with new classes around here -- but exhilarated with them, so that's all good. What's up with you? Hope it's all good as well. . .

13 comments:

  1. Your daughter is gorgeous as well as charismatic. And the cowl...very nice! It must have been very pleasant yarn to work with.

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  2. How great does that cowl look on her?!

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  3. Both the cowl and your daughter look stunning in the photos. She looks so happy with it which must make you happy too. I keep hoping my girls will come to knitting, but alas no progress in that area.

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  4. The birthday girl will come to regret passing up this cowl. And if the massage therapist has taken up knitting, you must promise to snap photos of the first cowl/scarf she knits for you.

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  5. Your daughter is radiant, and that cowl is a fantastic piece. I wish it belonged to me.

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  6. Your daughter looks like she's having fun here.
    The cowl looks fabulous...do you ever wear green tones? I'd think they'd really suit you mater...perhaps another cowl will need to be made.

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  7. Very pretty daughter and the cowl is gorgeous. I like how it can be styled to show the different colors.

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  8. Oh my gosh! She's stunningly beautiful! With a model like that, knit away!

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  9. Great cowl. Gorgeous daughter. You look alike.

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  10. Great cowl! Beautiful daughter. What a fun photo shoot.

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  11. Fun post Mater. Your daughter is gorgeous and looks great in that cowl scarf.

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  12. What an absolutely divinely scrumptuously gorgeous cowl, and perfect on her. Mater, if you ever want to change professions you could make a name with these, the mother of all cowls.

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  13. Daughter Megan says "Thanks"! for all the compliments. Ditto from me on the cowl -- super simple to make, really, and its glory comes from the spinning, so thank you Liz!
    Hostess: I do wear green tones -- funny you should mention that because Miss Cowl-Snatcher is currently knitting some bulky green wool into a cowl herself . . . hmmmm . . .
    Terri: I should be clear that Birthday Daughter was gracious but honest -- she didn't reject a wrapped gift, but I'd finished it coincidental to her birthday and offered it to her first, knowing it was really not quite her thing.
    Blue Jeans Girl: Welcome! I'm happy to see new commenters here -- I should note that although I taught all of mine (3 daughters & son) to knit, it's only lately that one daughter has shown an interest in taking it up for herself. So keep waiting . . .
    Debbie: Sharp eye! Yes, it's heavily pink-red at one edge, more black-white at the other, so flipping can change the look quite a bit.

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