Tuesday, February 12, 2008

C C!

Coffee, the second thing I thought of when Vicki said she was hosting the ABC Along this year.

Krista/aka The Coffee Spaz, sent me a New Year's gift of coffee. It was a party in a box I tell ya, confetti everywhere. I still see a glimmer of it now and again. She sent it cause that's just the kind of girl that she is. mwahhhh Krista! I lift my mug to you!




C is also for Cake, Margene’s B as in Blueberry Crumb Cake. Margene, it was delicious! The old man was very impressed and now about 5 lbs heavier for knowing this sweetness. I shouldn't complain, I got one whole piece!



My favorite C word, no, I'm not going to cuss, is Contest! You have until Valentine's day to enter

Gnat’s Contest to win some yarny goodies by kissing and telling. She just wants to know how you and your mate met. On to the next thing before I get in trouble...

Crochet, taught to me by my mom when I was about 6 or 7. I am left handed, she was right handed. When she gave me the hook I grabbed it with my left hand and mom much later told me she thought "Oh shit, how am I gonna teach this kid to crochet?" Her solution, she told me to hold it in the other hand like it was as natural as sunshine and I didn't think twice of it. I crochet right handed and knit continental as the yarn is held the same way. I still own some very Kitchy magazines from the 70s, so don't piss me off, I may crochet you a hot pink Phentex Granny Squared Toilet Tissue Cozy.


With a poodle on top...

Here's what I really have been hooking. Not a light hearted crochet, but just the same I feel the need to make these for a while. Blogless Debbie has become a factory making these in all kinds of pretty colors. These are bereavement gowns and they have brought on thoughtful conversation between us. Trying to come up with matching booties and bonnets, we want these to look just right and feel quite thankful for even the snottiest moments teens have to offer their parents.

Patterns for gowns are at Bev’s.

The bonnet and botties were my own design.





C is also for Caring

11 comments:

Bridget said...

Your crochet talents will be so comforting to someone, that must be a wonderful feeling.

I wish I had some of that cake!

Rebekah said...

That gown is precious, as the other pieces are too. I just never could crochet to a pattern or anything that wasn't square. :-)

Rebekah - Knit Knack

Margene said...

Coffee and crumb cake...a perfect duo!!
The gown is so sweet...nice work.

coffespaz said...

Yum...glad you had something to eat with the coffee and thrilled that you liked the box so much! :-)

That gown is just darling!!

hillary said...

Coffee, cake and crochet are all very good c's. Your crochet talents are really amazing.

Michelle said...

sob!

Opal said...

Mmm. Coffee and cake. Now who is making who hungry? :)

Robin said...

That's interesting about the crochet - my niece (well really 2nd cousin) is left handed and I wondered if I should teach her to crochet just like I do (holding hook in right hand.) I think I will.

Stacey said...

Thanks for commenting on the blog jacking. We just didn't figure out how to handle comments. Find someone and do it! It was fun!

Stacey from purlingdervishes dot com slash blog

Roseann said...

What thoughtful and tasteful little gown and booties. How very sweet and kind, I can only imagine how much comfort they will provide.

Great coffee gift, good thing lunch is soon!

Ashley said...

How beautiful! I hope that we can see these lovely creations on the recipient!