Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Poncho on the quilt that your Mom gave us when we got married almost 35 years ago. Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Nickie;

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Yes, the word verification seems to be working. I would get several "spam" comments within minutes of posting. Love your knitting. Love the basket a few posts down!

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Renee said...

Nickie,
This is the nicest thing in the world! I can't believe you still have the quilt I gave you. I haven't thought about it in years. Can't wait to forward your blog spot info to Julie. I told her about it and she seemed really excited and yes(!!) she is a knitter!!! Also, read your comments about making the dress for the wedding. It was/(is!!) beautiful and that was so nice of you. I'll check back again. This is fun!!

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I absolutely loved seeing your message, and learning you're a knitter too. It was so great seeing you guys at the wedding, and even the short time we spent together was so nice. This is my rookie blog effort, but I'm up for it!

So here goes… I got into knitting by accident, really. I have a rather trendy friend who dragged me to a lesson a few years ago. They taught us how to cast on, knit, and how to cast off. Needless to say, her first project is still sitting under her desk at work, and I was off to the races. Within 3 months, I had already attempted my first baby sweater from a book of patterns Joshua had given me. The sweater was… well let's just say that it was more fit for a scarecrow baby than any human I know. But I had to teach myself to purl and intarsia to complete the project and when I was done I was hooked. I don't know how it happened, but I don't even really use a pattern most of the time. I can just close my eyes and see what I'm supposed to do to make it look how it should. (Don't get me wrong, it doesn't always turn out that way! But I always have a good time trying.)

Some good news - for several reasons really - is that I recently had a nephew born! Last week, Joshua's sister-in-law, the one who couldn't come to the wedding because she was really pregnant, gave birth to a precious baby boy: Benjamin Ethan Hirshey. (I always heard that people thought babies smelled good, but I never really got it until this past weekend when I saw him!) Joshua and I drove down to DC for the night to see the new addition. On our way I MADE him stop so I could buy blue, baby-safe yarn, and (except it took a little longer than the car ride because I got carsick) I made him a teeny-tiny baby hat. We joked that I was excited because now I have someone to knit for! But I promised Georgeanne that if she didn't like what I sent her son she didn't have to make him wear it just because I was in town!

I don't have any great pictures of stuff that I've done, but when I get a picture of Benjamin in the hat, I'll get a few other things together and take a picture of them to show you. Especially that first sweater; it's hysterical!

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the wedding. Joshua and I could not have been happier. It was exactly what we wanted and everything turned out perfectly. And by the end of the night, I wasn't even so sad it was over, because it was everything I had hoped it would be. Except when it came to the dress… I didn't want to take it off! If I could wear that dress to the supermarket, I would!

Unfortunately though, I have to get back to work now. My big project is a breast cancer initiative that we're doing to raise money. If you're interested, you can see it here… It basically keeps me here throughout the month of October, but it's worth it because last year we raised $200,000. So I'm off now, but I'll check back and post those pictures as soon as I can.

Love,
Julie

 

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