10 January 2007

gifties in both directions



A friend recently sent me an unexpected but very thoughtful gift so this little set of quilted coasters are now making their way to her as a thank you. A little gift for an old friend with a new name and a new home. [Many many congratulations Sara!]



And Twin was so patient to model this awesome new hat that Mom knitted for us. (Don't worry, that big fat lower lip only reflects her dislike of being photographed, rather than any dissatisfaction with the hat.) It is the warmest and coziest hat ever. Mom used this yarn and this pattern. It's called the Brangelina hat and it looks crazy complicated to my non-knitter's eye. Besides being super soft and comfortable, it is also big enough for our gigantic domes, which is saying something. She has promised to make us a second one—good thing because otherwise we might have fought over it all winter. Thank you thank you Mama!!

On an unrelated note, I finally figured out how to find permalinks for my individual posts. This has been driving me nuts for months. Did you fellow Blogger-users know that the itty bitty little timestamp at the end of your posts is actually a permalink? Well I didn't and, umm, can anyone say "not particularly intuitive, Blogger?" I found an extremely helpful blog that instructs how to add the word "Permalink" down there to make it a bit less confusing. You can get the instructions here for Classic Blogger and here for those of you who are using the New Blogger Formerly Known as Beta. I thought I'd share this in case anyone else is suffering from Blogger-induced permalink frustration. Or maybe it was just me.

Happy Thursday friends!

10 comments:

sally said...

The coasters + card are so cute. Love the b+w+green combo...very fresh.

And your mama is so sweet. Love the hat. If you want to see some big noggins, you gotta see my boys' heads.

sulu-design said...

The coasters and card are awesome. And when I saw the hat photos, I couldn't believe how much your hair had grown... until I read that it's Jenny in the pictures. Holy moly!

Alicia A. said...

I LOVE those coasters. The green with the black and white is great!

connie said...

great coasters, what fun fabrics!

amisha said...

those coasters & card are gorgeous... love the colors & the quilting!
the hat looks really good too. i should try it... my head is also enormous and that looks really cozy.

BMT said...

Thank you so much for that LINK!! What awesome info....I bet that man will answer so many questions I have!! all thanks to you!!! Great coasters and love the hat!!!

Marmee said...

I added eight stitches to the original caston -- 72, not 64 -- so it would be plenty big. (We always have trouble finding hats big enough.) I'm not sure it was necessary -- that baby alpaca is very very stretchy, actually. But glad it worked. And the lady with the Brangelina hat recipe is a girl after my own heart -- she gave great step by step directions. TMI forever is what I say.

Kristi said...

I am soooo wanting to learn how to quilt. But I'm so afraid of my sewing machine that I don't think it's going to work out for me.

I'll just envy your loverly quilts instead.

Can't remember how I got here...I just like to lurk the crafty girls.

Kristi said...

Oh...Blogger didn't register my url.

I'm from here-in-idaho.com.

That is all.

:)

molly said...

love the black and white coasters with the little 'spill' of green. so stinkin' cute!
yes, I had my own blogging epiphany this week and it seems everyone else was there before me...