Friday, January 20, 2006

She Thinks She'll Keep Him

Look what Andrew brought me when he came home last night:



Forgive my poor photography skills - it was night time and if I had taken the picture in the window the flash would have reflected and the photo would have looked worse. Even better than getting roses, these flowers even smell! My mother-in-law has many flower/seed catalogs, and whenever I see a page with roses and the write-up says 'faint scent' or 'light scent', I lose all interest. I want my roses to come on strong. Thank you, Andrew!

Oh - WW update - make that 24.8 pounds to go :) Yes, I write that as I savour my Symphony bar with almonds and toffee chips. Don't judge me!

I have made my decision and handed in my intention to finish Veste Everest for the Yarn Harlot's Olympics Challenge. To see a picture of what the finish object will look like, check out:

http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/ITW/ITW-Fall-2005/09-veste-everest.html

As always, I am making a few alterations. I have read a few blogs of people who have already finished this project, and I am going to do one extra set of cable repeats to lengthen the body a bit. Not that I am particularly long or tall - just, uh, chesty. I am making the largest size (52" chest) even though that will be too big for me because I tend to knit tight and I would rather have the vest be more on the loose side. And I will be making it out of some royal heather blue Wool Ease so my husband can throw it in the washer and dryer with impunity.

4 comments:

MOM said...

Dad wants to know if A was bad???

Jo said...

No - he was just being thoughtful :) Willow was upset, though - she says Daddy has to bring her pretty flowers.

candsmom said...

Your husband is so sweet to bring you roses- he's definitely a keeper. ;-) And hooray for Veste and Everest and the Olympics! I'll be cheering you on (even if you're knitting for Team Canada ;-)) from the sidelines- you can do it! Take care! :-)

Sonya said...

Oh, I like the Veste Everest; very pretty cables. What a thoughtful husband you have! And a very beautiful daughter too. ;o)