16 January 2010

Another Saturday Night ...

And the fun continues!  As I type this, The Tim is taking a nap, the kitties are continuing their naps from early this evening, and who knows the hilarity that will ensue - or not - later!!?  (OK, probably the "or not" part will be most applicable ...)

In my last post, I mentioned that I had already completed a project in 2010 - which surprises me as much as it may surprise any of you, believe me!  Right after Christmas Day, The Tim asked me if I would knit "a pair of those fingerless gloves" for one of the security guards where he works.  Apparently she has been there longer than any of the other guards, and is usually stationed right near the door to the outside. 

Now, The Tim has never ever specifically asked me to knit something for him or for anyone else, and the Fetching pattern is one of my favorite projects - quick, easy, and nice-looking at the end.  Being me, I decided that I would try to knit them to have ready to give on January 6, the last day that we officially celebrate Christmas.  I was quite pleased with myself, and as I was weaving in the ends, he mentioned that he wouldn't see her until the next Monday (January 11) at the earliest, so not to worry ... grrrr!

Anyway, I found some stash yarn that had not been designated for anything else, and I felt was dark enough to work with whatever uniform she had to wear.  He delivered them to her yesterday, and apparently they were a big hit, and she wore them all day!  (And yesterday wasn't even that cold here, compared to the last couple of weeks.)  I am so happy that she liked them, as I thought they turned out pretty well:



Details can be found here, on my Ravelry projects page.

In other news, guess who visited last week?  Doughboy!










In these pictures he is: Hanging out with Rudolph, under the Christmas tree; and, Ready for his closeup, Mr. DeMille.

It was so much fun to have him around, though the cats would tell you differently.  Surprisingly (to them, at least), they did manage to survive, though not without a lot of dramatic sound effects on their parts ...

I think Doughboy enjoyed himself, what with the many walks and treats that occurred.  Of course, you have to pay for those kinds of good things, by putting up with the other stuff:


Me (in my brain): YAY!
Doughboy: Someone please help me ...

Alas, all good things must end, and his family returned from their trip and picked him up, so he is back home with his more familiar surroundings.  I am glad to know he is happy, but I sure do miss him!  (The cats, not so much ...)

Now that we are more caught up here, it's time for me to wake The Tim so we can watch a movie, and carry on with the rest of the wildness that is Saturday night in our house.

(zzzzzz ...)

9 comments:

Channon said...

What a great, happy photo of you and Doughboy! Those mitts look great. It was warmer here too yesterday, but I started my morning taking photos in an ice rink,so I stayed cold all day!

Lisa said...

"Le Tim's heart grew three sizes that day."

That's a really nice thing you're both doing. Can't wait to hear what she thinks of them.

I believe Doughboy is actually thinking "Where is the nearest SuperCuts and how quickly can we get there?"

Lynn said...

There is nothing like having somebody where your hand knits! What a great gift! But yes, it would have been nice to know that they didn't need to be done until the 11th.....

Kate said...

What a beautiful dog! He looks like he'd be a great dog to hang out with!

I love that you made fingerless mitts for someone. People just think they're great! I made them for my coworkers, and they never come off!

Take care!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Wow - what a coincidence! Your Saturday sounds just like ours :)

Love the photo ~ gosh I wish I had hair like Doughboy. Life is not fair.

Great choice of pattern ~ I can only imagine how thrilled she was to receive those lovely mitts!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Sounds like a Saturday night at my house- only much more exciting.

Doughboy has a moustache- my Casey has one too.

Brigitte said...

Wow, see I would probably have beaten you had you woken me up for any movie, unless it was for Sean Connery or Daniel Craig. Such are my Saturday nights.

What? Doughboy isn't a hit with the kitties?! I'm stunned.

Kathleen said...

Our Saturday nights are similar. Excitement is very low-key once the kids are asleep.

ImplausibleYarn said...

What beautiful gloves! I think people either love them or don't get them. Congratulations on your first finished object of 2010.