Sunday, August 9, 2009

BEST. GIFT. EVER.

I have a birthday sneaking up very soon. The less said about it the better. I was not going to mention it at all except I received a terrific gift yesterday. My step-daughter Lorelei knitted me this shawl.Isn't it beautiful!? It is basically a knitted rectangle with a ruffle and when you wrap it around your shoulders it looks like this. Awesome. You might remember the yarn. I bought it last Christmas when I was going to learn how to knit. Again, the less said about that the better. While Lorelei is a stellar teacher, I am not a stellar student. Lori rescued the yarn, took it to Dallas and it emerged as this shawl. I can't wait for the weather to turn a little cooler so I can go out in style. It will be just the thing to wear out to dinner and the theater. (Hey, It could happen!).

Jeff is doing better and they are cutting back on the meds today in the hope that he becomes alert. Alert and complaining. Once complaints about the hospital food starts, we know he is on the road to recovery.

Laurie

21 comments:

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful shawl! Very classy. Such a kind daughter!

pdudgeon said...

that is a very beautiful gift. like getting a nice hug from her every time you wear it.
Happy pre-Birthday!

Dandelion Quilts said...

It really is lovely. What a nice gift.

dotti white said...

Wow...I think that is a beautiful shawl. I absolutely love those colors. Glad Jeff is doing better--I remember that we are always glad to start hearing the complaints!

Mary said...

wow what a lovely gift and super shawl.

Do you have the info on where the pattern is to be found? I am looking for a carry along project for a long vacation.

Happy Birthday. enjoy to hte hilt

suebee said...

That is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

My daughter does the knitting in our family. It's better for me that way! More time for quilting. :) Glad to hear Jeff is doing better.
Happy Birthday!
~Joyce in MI

Melody said...

Wishing the best for your Brother Jeff and saying a prayer too. Your new shawl is lovely, how sweet she is to make it for you.

KyTriplets said...

LOVE THAT! Elegant, classy, beautiful! I'm turning green!

Mimi said...

I, too, would love to know where to get the pattern. it is beautiful. Sure hope your brother is feeling better soon. Happy birthday.

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful shawl, for a beautiful lady. We never count years anymore. Good to hear your brother is making progress.

Kim said...

Beautiful!!! What a great early birthday gift! Love that yarn!!

WoolenSails said...

Complaints are always a good sign;)
What beautiful yarn and a wonderful shawl, she made with it. I hate those days too, but I am going to wish you a Happy Birthday anways.

Debbie

Sinta Renee said...

What a nice gift. It makes having a birthday worth it. I know what you mean about hospital food complaints... so true! But it is a good sign.

Carrie said...

Awesome shawl! And even awesomer news about Jeff! Isn't it wonderful how a little bit of complaining can be a very good sign?

Here's hoping you have some cooler weather sooner than later!

And Happy Birthday! Happy Happy Birthday! Happy Happy Day!

Cara said...

That is beautiful! And the colour...hmmmm thinking of a way to steal.... ;)

Dixie said...

What a beautiful shawl and hope you have a happy .....day! Glad your brother is feeling better and on the road to recovery.

Jan PATEK said...

Glad to hear your brother is doing better. I'm in the "designing patterns with new fabric" zone but came up long enough tonight to check. I'll keep praying though. Yep, complaints are good. Love the shawl too. Knitting seems to be pretty popular right now. I'm with you on the "less said part. Again, glad to hear things are better.

Carrie P. said...

The shawl is just beautiful. And Happy Birthday whenever it is.
Good news about Jeff.

katie said...

Happy that your brother is doing better.

Love the shawl. Is there a pattern name available.

Minick and Simpson said...

Well, Lori found the pattern and here is the info. I hope this helps you all to find it. It is by Lana Grossa and the name of the pattern is Babykid Shawl. It is published by Unicorn books and crafts - www.unicornbooks.com.

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