This is the Stitch for Chicks Along. Members of the knitting (crochet and embroidery too) forums can join. Any one can go see what everyone's up to, and see knitting pictures. Or just go join!!
They also have a huge knit blog list, if you feel like checking out some new blogs.
Here's what it says about Stitch for Chicks at Get Stitchy: "During the month of March, members of get stitchy! will be participating in the Stitch for Chicks-along! The goal of which is to make a gift, using the fiber art of your choice, to give thanks to a woman in your life. Any woman, yourself included, for any reason. "
Well, I have chosen my best-best friend as the recipient of my gift. She saw my hat, and I could tell she wanted one really bad!!! Mostly because she kept saying "You're making me an orange one, right?" LOL
This is the pattern I'm using by Jennifer. I love her patterns. She has more on her blog, and there are some extra notes about the Topi on her blog, too. And a gallery of the things others have knit from her patterns. (I'm in there ~ hehe)
I'm using Sugar 'n Cream cotton in Hot Orange. A lot of people don't like it, but I love the stiffness of this yarn. I just might have to make another hat with some S&C. The pics (click to see bigger) show where I started yesterday, and where I was (and still am) last night. LD and I had some knitting time. Since school was let out early for bad weather! Her scarf is one row down. 250 stitches per row! She took that pic of me holding it. You can see my red bracelet that I wear all of the time. LD finger-knitted it for me. I was going to say that before since it looked like part of my fetching mitt, but I forgot. Thanks for reminding me del. :)
My best friend is so important to me. I have regular friends, but she's more like a sister. Right after my kids, she is the person I love and need in my life most of all. I know it's the same for her. We've been best friends for over 20 years. She's going to kick my butt, because I can never remember exactly how long. LOL. She is the only person (except for one family member) who tells me they love me without my saying it first. It's a really good thing that Hubby likes her, because I'd probably miss him if he even thought of making me choose. I'm joking!! (kind-of) Hahaha ~ Relax.
I think everyone needs a friend that is like this. It doesn't matter what kind of hellish day I'm having she can make me laugh. And she loves orange as much as I do.
Thank you, Lee, for being my best friend!!