Friday, March 09, 2007

Charity Knit IV - and DD`s birthday but I get a pressie!



What on earth???





Oh, I think I see....







Yep, I was right!


Well, since it was me who was knitting it, I guess I should have been right! This little chap is for the Baby Pack Project using their pattern, and I have to say I was a little unsure of how he would turn out when I first started knitting, but I am very pleased with the end result and it`s lovely to think some little tot (possibly with nothing else to play with) may get pleasure and comfort from him. Oh and the yarn was the free ball from `The Art of Knitting` which I picked up for 10p in a charity shop!

And for those of you observant people, the first two photos are taken on a car seat! With DH still not being allowed to drive (you have to wait for a month after a stroke before they will let you back behind the wheel) I have been taking him to the Model Flying club on Saturday afternoons, and in fact it has been quite pleasant sitting in the car in the sunshine, listening to the radio, with my flask and my knitting for a couple of hours, while he joined his friends to play with fly his aeroplane - I doubt I would have knitted had I been at home.



And yes, the title was right, It is DD`s birthday but these lovely tulips are a present to me. It is a tradition my Dad started when she was little. Each year, on her birthday DD gives me a plant, or some flowers to say thank you for being her Mummy (as if being her mummy wasn`t reward enough). Initially Dad bought the gift himself, then as she got a little older he took her to choose and now at the age of 14 she has taken over the role herself. She used to get as excited about giving me my plant as she did about getting her own birthday presents - bless. And I can recall one year having a polyanthus shoved under my sleeping nose at 5.30am!, and another year a small heather (which dad had carefully made a protective cardboard box for) being presented enthusiastically upside down - it survived, though a little battered.

7 comments:

dreamcatcher said...

The teddy is very sweet indeed, what a great pattern. Lovely tulips - wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

acrylik said...

What a cute little bear!

The tulips are beautiful, what a lovely tradition. Happy Birthday to you!

modelwidow said...

Thank you ladies, but I have now changed the post a bit as I obviously hadn`t explained it very well (though I knew what I meant!)

I wanted to put this comment on to show it was me who hadn`t made things clear rather than yourselves who had misunderstood - hope you don`t mind.

Queen Frogger said...

Teddy is lovely. I can imagine it is nice sitting in the car as it is total knit time I should think. I hope your husband is feeling a lot better.

Sarah said...

The bear is great. Your charity knitting is very inspiring and I shall try and get one of these little fellas done shortly.

Helen said...

Cute teddy - he has a lovely face :)

Rain said...

That's adorable! What a fabulous way to make a bear.