Gifts, Charity, and another Shawl

AKQGuy's picture

I know, I know, your thinking another lace shawl? Move on buddy. I promise, I do think this is the last one for a bit, and as far as lace goes, it's pretty minimal. No offense Cheryl Oberle, but it's not a difficult lace by what I see. Not that all lace has to be. The pics I see show an understated elegance for this particular project that I hope the recipient appreciates. Of course, after all this big talk, watch it stump me like a double amputee. For those wondering what lace I'm talking about, I've attacked the Litla Dimun shawl which is a traditional Faroe Island Gusseted triangular construction shawl. Sounds fancy eh? You can see a pic on my ravelry page of how it should appear in the end. Until then, I've attached a useless pic of the cast on edge. Yeah, I know, useless.

I also attached pics of this months charity baby hats. I got a couple more done stalling before taking on another large project, so they got 7 for this month. Some as you can see are very eastery. Peter Cottontail, here we come.

And the last pic are the three friends that the last couple posts have been in regards to who each got a lace project of mine. I got up early so I could sneak in during the ER's quiet hours and give them to them. I even got tears due to it. It sounds bad but I'm happy I got tears. Let's me know they'll be appreciated.

Anyway, that's my weekend in a nut shell. Now I have to go wash dogs and get yesterdays newly dry walled hallway mudded. Woo Hoo! You all have a great one yourselves.

Q

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Q. You didn't

Very nice, Q. You didn't mention household work on Saturday. Hope you got that done, also. The hats are great! I only seem to see the plain ones. Also, the lady who got the scarf is also a friend of mine. [Although not close.] Please ask her if she remembers "Joe, from the Kettle". I was so proud of her when she got her nursing degree. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

That shawl looks like it'll

That shawl looks like it'll be beautiful! The hats are so cute!! You do this every month? What a labor of love and I'm sure they're so greatly appreciated! Nice pics of your friends at work, too. Reminds me of my sisters and mother at work - they all work (or worked) at hospitals. Sometimes I wish I did too! :-)

Kerry's picture

Great looking hats, and I'm

Great looking hats, and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished lace.

WillyG's picture

Okay, a comment for the

Okay, a comment for the 'tears'... I remember when my dad confessed he had lost the sweater vest I had made for him a couple months earlier, then added quickly that it had just turned up in lost and found at work. He felt awful, but I was delighted because in the process of his sadness over the loss I realized that he really did like what I had made for him.

AKQGuy's picture

Isn't it great to discover

Isn't it great to discover that our instincts of what to make for someone was on? That you not only created something to wear, but an article or object that is truly meaningful and desired by the giftee? I love it, and was excited that not only one, but all three were estatic over the suprise and moved to tears.

WillyG's picture

Oh, your coworkers must

Oh, your coworkers must really like you! Too bad my coworkers aren't shawl-type gals. Might get me some better karma...

I am very, very fond of the colorway of that cast-on. That's all I'm saying for now.