There's a CFWE (Creative & Fun Woman EXTRAordinaire) in our midst -- go read all about it! Congratulations, Ann!! There's a new St. Brigid fresh off the needles, too! Go have a look-see at Kim's gorgeous new sweater!
Just when you think you might be getting a handle on your kids, they go and show you that you know NOTHIN'! I showed Mdd the sweater that I posted yesterday and she liked it. What she liked even better, though, were the two sweaters on the facing page! Really, you could blow me over with a feather. Never in a million years would I have guessed that she'd have even a remote interest in these. She was actually torn over which she liked best, and then decided it was the turtleneck -- it's shown in color on the cover, too. She'd like different colors, of course, and she'd like me to hurry up so she can wear it while it's still winter. Oy.
I attached a pic of the finished Miss Dashwood to an email I sent my baby sister yesterday. I told her that it's hers if she has a girl. Here is her reply:
BEAUTIFUL HAT! I LOVE IT. So if I don't have a girl just save it till I do cuz I'll keep trying and it will be all your fault because you made such a great hat.
I had time to make a couple of stops before meeting Ai to look at a dress. One was at Hobby Lobby where I purchased some Sugar 'n Cream in two variegated colorways (pinks and blues, of course) to play around with a couple of other versions of that hat... sometime...
There are two dresses on hold. We'll be getting the one she wants (the other makes her look more like a bride than a princess). I've thought it over and she deserves what she wants. Did I tell you that she got her first-ever 4.0 report card recently? Did I tell you that she won a merit award (cash!) in a local high school art competition? Did I tell you that she's willing to use birthday money for the dress?
She's not the only one in birthday mode -- Kt (a certifiable shoe freak) sent a link to some fabulous shoes on anthropologie's sale site, just a little hint (hoping it wasn't too early for birthday hints). They're Lagos flats and they only have three remaining in size 11 (item 45182 if that's your size, cuz it isn't Kate's). Craptastic. Birthday season is fast approaching -- all three grrs within 9 days next month.
Here's one reason why Mickey doesn't show up in the blog too often. She is way too interested in sniffing the camera or licking the left-over Cheetos dust off your fingers! Speaking of Cheetos -- which I love (Puffs for me, please) -- somewhere in blogland recently, I read a lament about how eating Cheetos and knitting can't be done at the same time. Someone worthy of nomination to the Cheetos Hall of Fame (I don't know who) left a comment that they have found a way to do it -- by stabbing them with a toothpick! Don't you just love that??