NaNoSweMo and NaBloPoMo and gift knitting

Because I'm crazy, I've decided to participate in NaNoSweMo (National Sweater Knitting Month?) and NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). I am going to try to post on my blog every day in November and I cast on today for Anhinga, by Norah Gaughan, which I am knitting in All Seasons Cotton, of course. I am having issues with uploading and there isn't much to see so there's no picture yet. Hopefully I will work out my upload issues. Having pictures would certainly help my blog posting too. We'll see how that goes.

Since I last posted I finished a cowl for a friend's birthday.

A baby turtle for Stefan.

A robot for my friend's son's second birthday.

A top…

a bear in a hot air balloon…

and a blanket bunny for Kristi's baby.


I have to send the bunny off soon, she only has about a month left to go although I know, from experience, that the last month is the longest.

The BobaKnitters also made her this beautiful blanket, which I designed with in put from Cookie. I didn't knit on it but I did most of the seaming.

I also finished a gift for a friend who preparing to battle breast cancer. The day I found out I cast on for this gift because that's what knitters do, we cast on. I hope that my gift and the warmth it provides help her in her fight. I don't have a picture to show you because of my aforementioned uploading problem but that's probably for the best since I think she reads my blog and I haven't given it to her yet.

Wish me luck in my endeavors!

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6 thoughts on “NaNoSweMo and NaBloPoMo and gift knitting

  1. Bonnie November 2, 2009 / 1:09 pm

    Good luck, Ab.

  2. Engraved Heart November 9, 2009 / 2:29 pm

    I like the caption you posted, " but you can't make her knit" 🙂 sounds like me and stamping, or knitting, or crocheting, or lots of other things. Your work is nice. I hope you will put aside blogging and knit.

  3. MostBeautiful November 12, 2009 / 6:22 pm

    Definitely works of art! Done with so much intricacies, yet products of love! Other participants may be afraid to show theirs now…haha!

  4. abigailvr November 12, 2009 / 6:55 pm

    Oh don't worry, blogging never interferes with knitting. 🙂 Thank you for the compliment!

  5. abigailvr November 12, 2009 / 6:58 pm

    Thanks! I hope that my friends can indeed feel the love that went into the gifts. That is the beauty of the hand made gift, isn't it?I hope no one is intimidated!

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