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Thursday, April 20, 2006

why why why?????

do those door to door christian ministers have to come to my door? i have a loooonnnggg driveway, and 2 large dogs, one of whom hates people coming to the door. its the major scramble to get the dogs inside, then have to explain that i am very happy with the religion i already have.
i guess the worse part is feeling guilty about watching the alias i taped in my pjs at 9:30 in the morning.

had lots of knitting time last weekend, no cooking of a huge easter dinner this year ;-)

just a mitten marathon. 3 pair. terri, if you are reading don't go any further.

one pair knit with vy 3 ply hebredian sea ivory to match the seaweed scarf.

and 2 pair knit with rowan scottish tweed aran in thistle to match the bronte scarves knit with rowan yorkshire tweed 4ply deep aubergine. the colors don't match perfectly, but they go well together. in real life, the color of the mittens is a rich dark purple.

another why why why ??? rowan, in your infinite wisdom, why on earth discontinue one of the only wools i can wear? must stash more yorkshire tweed.......

snapped a few photos of a nantucket lightship easter basket i made. i love the scrimshaw, it has easter eggs scrimmed around the name, and the knobs on the handle are easter eggs :-)


Blogger Mary in VA said...

Hi Vanessa. Well I'm horrible about commenting, and I'm way behind on list reading. But I just had to say - I LOVE that basket!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Looks like I will have to think of something outrageous to get that basket from you. *Where are my long ears? I am the Easter Bunny, coming to claim what's mine" Would that work? no?
Love the mittens.
And if people insist on coming to the door, they deserve to see you in your PJs at whatever time. Me, it's even at 6 at night. Hey, it's my life, I will live it how I like.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Beautiful basket. I seem to recall that your pjs are quite respectable.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The basket is awesome. So perfect and even. Very nice!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Hi Vanessa, I tried not to look at the mittens. They are so gorgeous and you know how much I love, love, love the Easter basket. I am definitely making one for each of the grand kids.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Gorgeous basket, and great mittens! I see nothing wrong with PJs at 9:30 AM.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Everything is just beautiful!

6:23 PM  
Blogger CatonsvilleCats said...

They discontinued yorkshire tweed?? it seems like it was just released last year or something. Must not have done well.

8:20 AM  
Blogger cyndy said...

The mittens are lovely...they look sooo soft! And the basket is beautiful! A work of art!
(you should have answered the door wearing the mittens and holding the basket...they wouldn't even notice the pj's!)

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Easter basket!

You could always consider doing to the door-to-door ministers what an associate of mine used to do to the Mormon missionaries in Utah! He'd answer the door in his boxers, smoking a cigarette & with a beer in hand (regardless of time of day) and announce that he was gay. They would go away quickly without trying to recruit him any more! I don't know that I'd have the guts to do it, but it sure makes me smile!

9:08 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

..another 'made' basket...absolutely beautiful!

Hint: leave the dogs out-don't get them in! and scream from the door while shrugging your shoulders in your gorgeous PJ "Sorry!" and wave bye!

3:28 PM  

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