Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Finished Product
I have been working seriously on the gifts for my chef friends for our annual conference and finally finished the last one about three days before I had to leave. I just am thrilled they are all done. As I talked about in a previous post, I love this pattern, but after making 7 of them, I am over it for a while. I know that it will be a pattern I use as a gift stand-by. It takes me about two weeks just sitting in front of the boob tube. Since I am going to try something new about the idiot box, I might not get as much knitting done, but that's another post.

When I finished my gifts I was so proud of my accomplishment, I just had to take another picture of them DONE. I gave away the two dark green scarves and the black one that doesn't show so well at the bottom of the pile.

Now to show you the recipients. They are two of my closets chefs friends and one very hard working employee of the chef association that I belong to.

This is Peg, one of the hardest working persons I know. She keeps things moving and shaking at the office of The United States Personal Chef Association. If you need something done or something isn't what it should be, this woman makes it work. Peg, you are just a peach and when you retire, V will have some big shoes to fill.

Here are the girls with the scarves on. J and L. They make being friends so much fun. When I am not too pleased with a client, they talk me off of the ledge and calm me down. We are great shoppers and finders of fabulous shoes, restaurants and foods. So here's to the chef girlfriend network that has been going strong for the last 10 years I have been in business! J and L, you to are the best of the best. I feel so privilege to be friends with you and you both make me a nicer person.

If I ever doubt that my gifts are cherished all I will have to do is whip out my photos and see those smiling happy faces. They are enjoying the gift I gave them and I am enjoying knowing that they know I can do something besides talk! lol! So get out there and knit something for those who deserve your love and admiration They feel the same way about you too.


kemtee said...

It is a great feeling. Nice work!

Luni said...

You're a scarf-knitting machine! And to think that you only 'just' learned to knit. :)

Wool Winder said...

Those scarves are great gifts! I still can't believe you made seven of them. I would have burned out on the pattern much sooner than that.

vlb5757 said...

Kemtee-you really need to find some time to come and knit with us on Thursdays. Those who have been watching me do those scarves, said they are sick of watching me make them too.

Luni-can I still be considered new at this point? I will be knitting for three years here in November. I am going to use that I guess until then. Is that legal?? lol!

WW-I wanted to really learn to do a version of lace and just fell in love with this pattern for a beginner. I think I have mastered the beginner lace thing. I start another class in lace this week on Friday night. We'll see how many of those I make.

MindySue said...

The scarves are amazing.

Thank you.