The Shy Knitter

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Fashion, Food and Fetching
First, left over business from 2006 (Happy New Year, by the way). At our last DKC meeting, we had a fashion show of items created by members. I was brave (foolish) enough to enter, and had a great time despite myself. Jacquie Blackman (our V.P. Programme) did an outstanding job of arranging the whole shindig, and took some fab pics of the participants (or 'the talent' as she liked to call us). It was a grand time, and I will be happy to do it all again next year. I am having a hard time downloading the ones of me, so you will have to have a looksy at them all.
Christmas 2006 feasting continued into 2007, with the arrival of a gift tower of food from Heather's sister Helen and her husband Mike. They are ex-pats living in Singapore, and every year send a wonderful assortment of goodies from a U.S. outfit called Harry & David. Here, Heather displays this year's offerings of red delicious apples (I have never seen apples this big), ripe juicy pears, chocolate truffles, chocolate bing cherries (a personal fav) and assorted nuts. Although we had plenty of food over the holidays (and who didn't) these are always a welcome treat (thank you Helen and Mike!!).
I already knitted a pair of these fingerless mittens (or wrist warmers) called Fetching for Heather this fall in alpaca yarn. Her hands are forever cold and I hoped this would help warm them up from the icy state they usually are in. She was grateful for them, and put them in a safe place. So safe, she can't find them. So, when Eden and I went on a day-after-Boxing Day crawl (another story) I saw this beautiful yarn of fine merino, silk and cashmere and thought I would knit her another pair (with idiot strings this time). Here we find Heather showing off one of two, the mate being worked on presently.


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