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Thursday, December 08, 2005

bring on the mittens

blocking dunadd, now it's time to buckle down to the mitten knitting...

lapwing is a hard color to photograph! maybe i'll have better luck when it's dry and i can take it outside. the pattern calls for a very tight tension, 23 sts per 20 cm, i swatched and liked the fabric with 20 sts per 20 cm, and i also like the width, it blocked out at 36"x67", dunadd is supposed to be 28". mine, er tom's, will be much cosier ;-)

why does 17 sound so much more grown up than 16? my baby turned 17 yesterday, here she is all dressed up. the black velvet jacket she is wearing was my mom's, abercrombie and fitch, circa 1968. my mom wore it, i wore it, and now dd is wearing it. i guess quality shows! (still have the black and silver palazzo pants in my closet.)

was watching meg and elizabeth's knitting around videos, can watch them over and over. am always envious of their relationship. i love my mom, but we have nothing in common. then it hit me, i do have that kind of relationship, only i am elizabeth, and dd is meg! no one in the world could be a luckier mom :-)


Blogger Louise said...

that's funny, we often seem to be knitting the same things. the difference being , of course, that you finish them :) I was just looking at dunadd recently, wondering if I didn't want to rip it out, all 6 inches of it, and knit a sweater;. seeing yours makes me want to continue. beautiful knitting, as usual
and happy birthday to your birthday girl!

7:44 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

You can tell your daughter loves you, or she wouldn't pose for your blog! Dunadd looks great! Happy birthday to your daughter.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. :)

2:19 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I missed this post... how cool to share clothes down the generations. Not as Halloween costumes, I mean.
Belated HB to your gorgeous daughter.

11:31 AM  

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