Gift for Dad

My dad went to Paris for his birthday. As an artist, it was his dream at 26 to go to Paris… but then, wouldn’t you know it, my parents had me and the big trip to Paris never happened. Oh the guilt.

Anyhow, they came back home last week and we celebrated his birthday here with a belated turkey dinner. This was our gift to my dad on his 60th birthday.

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Gift for Dad.

I knit a scarf from two balls of Noro Kureyon that I bought in Japan — I had already had this little project for my dad in mind when I bought the yarn. See? Stashing for a reason… it’s a good thing.

Richard knit a pair of fingerless mitts (foreground) with some Patons Classic Wool using the pattern from “Last Minute Knitted Gifts”. Very cool. I think he can (sort of) read knitting patterns now. My dad was very excited when he found out Richard knit them. Richard was very cool about it all, saying, “yeah, it took me just two days.”

So cute.

I am going to attempt to go to my first spinning guild meeting tonight… Very intimidating. If I don’t post about it in the next few days it’s because I chickened out.

  • Michelle

    Very lovely scarf for your Dads birthday! Happy Belated birthday to your Dad! Noro yarns are one of my favorite yarns to knit with.

  • http://www.unwindknitting.net Stephanie

    Ooooh, lovely. It can be lovely even if it’s guy stuff, right? It’s so cute that Richard knit something and then was so casual about it.

  • http://www.unwindknitting.net Stephanie

    Ooooh, lovely. It can be lovely even if it’s guy stuff, right? It’s so cute that Richard knit something and then was so casual about it.

  • http://www.twosheep.com/blog June

    Ah, now I see, that’s where (some of) your talent comes from! You have a natural eye for color, as does your father. Happy birthday to him!

  • http://www.twosheep.com/blog June

    Ah, now I see, that’s where (some of) your talent comes from! You have a natural eye for color, as does your father. Happy birthday to him!

  • http://purse_ho.blogspot.com Jen

    they look beautiful. your richard sounds like a proud knitter. hehehe.

    your dad does beautiful work! that’s where you get your creative-ness from eh? ;)

  • http://knitnpurlzen.wordpress.com Roxanne

    Wow, now I can see where you get your artistic ability from! It runs in the family! Wonderful on Paris too and the gift is wonderful!

  • http://knitnpurlzen.wordpress.com Roxanne

    Wow, now I can see where you get your artistic ability from! It runs in the family! Wonderful on Paris too and the gift is wonderful!

  • http://www.purly-qs.blogspot.com Rosa

    Your husband is adorable. I just wish he could somehow convince mine that knitting is definitely a “manly art”. I hope your father had a great birthday.

  • http://www.purly-qs.blogspot.com Rosa

    Your husband is adorable. I just wish he could somehow convince mine that knitting is definitely a “manly art”. I hope your father had a great birthday.

  • Terry

    Well! I think you definitely have his genes – artistic genes I mean. And good ones at that!

  • Terry

    Well! I think you definitely have his genes – artistic genes I mean. And good ones at that!

  • http://samlatricoteuse.canalblog.com SamLaTricoteuse

    Dear Felicia – i saw your dad’s painting – i couldn’t believe there were oil paintings. It looked like watercolors !!! Talent runs wild and freely in your family !

  • http://samlatricoteuse.canalblog.com SamLaTricoteuse

    Dear Felicia – i saw your dad’s painting – i couldn’t believe there were oil paintings. It looked like watercolors !!! Talent runs wild and freely in your family !

  • http://www.yarnabuse.com Kim

    It’s so cool that your husband knits (wait, Richard *is* your husband, right?). Good luck with your spinning guild!

  • http://www.yarnabuse.com Kim

    It’s so cool that your husband knits (wait, Richard *is* your husband, right?). Good luck with your spinning guild!

  • susan

    Don’t be intimidated by the spinning guild! Personally, I went to my first meeting of the local spinners/weavers society without ever having spun before, and everyone was really nice and helpful. They ended up finding me a spindle and some extra roving and got me spinning that first day. You’re doing such great work with your spinning already that it seems to me the only thing you really need to worry about is people being jealous that you are getting such great results after not spinning all that long.

  • susan

    Don’t be intimidated by the spinning guild! Personally, I went to my first meeting of the local spinners/weavers society without ever having spun before, and everyone was really nice and helpful. They ended up finding me a spindle and some extra roving and got me spinning that first day. You’re doing such great work with your spinning already that it seems to me the only thing you really need to worry about is people being jealous that you are getting such great results after not spinning all that long.

  • http://yamamama.blogspot.com jen

    Lovely scarf…I haven’t knit with NK. How does it hold up? Does it soften much?

  • http://yamamama.blogspot.com jen

    Lovely scarf…I haven’t knit with NK. How does it hold up? Does it soften much?

  • ilikeredbean

    great present, mind if i ask what color NORO you used? I need a “dad” color scheme and everything I look at doesn’t look dad-like to me.

  • ilikeredbean

    great present, mind if i ask what color NORO you used? I need a “dad” color scheme and everything I look at doesn’t look dad-like to me.

  • Michelle

    Very lovely scarf for your Dads birthday! Happy Belated birthday to your Dad! Noro yarns are one of my favorite yarns to knit with.

  • http://procrastiknits.blogspot.com/ Helen

    Lovely scarf for your Dad, and great foresight in stocking up your stash for such occasions. You have a great blog!

  • http://procrastiknits.blogspot.com/ Helen

    Lovely scarf for your Dad, and great foresight in stocking up your stash for such occasions. You have a great blog!

  • http://procrastiknits.blogspot.com/ Helen

    Lovely scarf for your Dad, and great foresight in stocking up your stash for such occasions. You have a great blog!

  • http://procrastiknits.blogspot.com/ Helen

    Lovely scarf for your Dad, and great foresight in stocking up your stash for such occasions. You have a great blog!

  • Carin

    Nice birthday gift for your dad. And your husband made some fingerless mitts? Yeah, that is cute. Have fun at the spinning guild meeting.

  • Carin

    Nice birthday gift for your dad. And your husband made some fingerless mitts? Yeah, that is cute. Have fun at the spinning guild meeting.

  • Emily

    I just had a “oh my god!” moment…..
    Is your brother Lawrence Lo?

    I have been reading your blog for many months now (I am really impressed with your knitting) and after reading this post about your dad I came to realize that I have met him before through Lawrence at UBC School of Music.

    This world is too small.

  • Emily

    I just had a “oh my god!” moment…..
    Is your brother Lawrence Lo?

    I have been reading your blog for many months now (I am really impressed with your knitting) and after reading this post about your dad I came to realize that I have met him before through Lawrence at UBC School of Music.

    This world is too small.

  • http://almostfelted.knitblog.com Lauren

    At first I was thinking, typical, she knits the gift and he gets credit, but no! You BOTH knit! Very cool.

  • http://almostfelted.knitblog.com Lauren

    At first I was thinking, typical, she knits the gift and he gets credit, but no! You BOTH knit! Very cool.

  • Vicki

    Beautiful present for your Dad. Very special. Just as importantly, go to the guild meeting. I have been chickening our for months and I finally went to a local meeting two months ago and I have never looked back, you won’t either. Everyone will welcome you with open arms and want to share their knowledge. It is so lovely to get joy from knitting and spinning.

  • Vicki

    Beautiful present for your Dad. Very special. Just as importantly, go to the guild meeting. I have been chickening our for months and I finally went to a local meeting two months ago and I have never looked back, you won’t either. Everyone will welcome you with open arms and want to share their knowledge. It is so lovely to get joy from knitting and spinning.

  • http://www.limpidity.org/index.php?/liz Lizzy B

    Oh, don’t chicken out! You’ll love it! All of the spinners I have ever met have been some of the kindest, most fun and wackie people I have had the priviledge to know. You’ll have a blast!

  • http://www.limpidity.org/index.php?/liz Lizzy B

    Oh, don’t chicken out! You’ll love it! All of the spinners I have ever met have been some of the kindest, most fun and wackie people I have had the priviledge to know. You’ll have a blast!

  • http://tapestry.typepad.com/a_mingling_of_threads/ Paula

    Your father’s paintings are very beautiful. Happy belated birthday wishes to him.

  • http://tapestry.typepad.com/a_mingling_of_threads/ Paula

    Your father’s paintings are very beautiful. Happy belated birthday wishes to him.

  • Sherry

    Your father’s painting are beautiful! So peaceful . . .

    It’s so cute about your husband knitting for you father’s birthday.

  • Sherry

    Your father’s painting are beautiful! So peaceful . . .

    It’s so cute about your husband knitting for you father’s birthday.

  • http://knittenknots.blogspot.com Vicki

    What a great gift! And I’m very impressed at your husband’s knitting!! Good job. Your dad’s art is wonderful – December 25, 2002 speaks to me for some reason…love it.

  • http://knittenknots.blogspot.com Vicki

    What a great gift! And I’m very impressed at your husband’s knitting!! Good job. Your dad’s art is wonderful – December 25, 2002 speaks to me for some reason…love it.

  • http://purse_ho.blogspot.com Jen

    your dad is a wonderful artist! and your gifts are so lovely! that’s where you get all your creativity from. ;) makes me want to knit a scarf for my daddy. hahaa. i don’t think he’ll wear it though. ;)

  • emily

    I typed up a comment to this post last night, but I think I messed up….

    Anyhow, I had a major “OMG” moment when I clicked on the link to your fathers website.

    I’ve seen your father before somewhere and it was bugging me all night until I remembered that I saw him at a music recital at UBC Music.

    Then I thought about the last name “Lo”…. Lawrence Lo! Is he your brother? If so, I also went to UBC School of Music with your brother.

    Weird.

    Emily.

    PS happy birthday to your dad.

  • emily

    I typed up a comment to this post last night, but I think I messed up….

    Anyhow, I had a major “OMG” moment when I clicked on the link to your fathers website.

    I’ve seen your father before somewhere and it was bugging me all night until I remembered that I saw him at a music recital at UBC Music.

    Then I thought about the last name “Lo”…. Lawrence Lo! Is he your brother? If so, I also went to UBC School of Music with your brother.

    Weird.

    Emily.

    PS happy birthday to your dad.

  • http://www.majorknitter.typepad.com Jennifer

    Great story. Happy birthday to your dad. I love the scarf, the presentation and especially the photo. Happy knitting!

  • http://www.majorknitter.typepad.com Jennifer

    Great story. Happy birthday to your dad. I love the scarf, the presentation and especially the photo. Happy knitting!

  • Donna

    What wonderful gifts! I am sure he adores them, knowing they were made by the two of you!

  • Donna

    What wonderful gifts! I am sure he adores them, knowing they were made by the two of you!

  • http://www.mindofwinter.prettyposies.com Julia

    I am in love with your father’s art now. Art is so difficult, because you don’t just buy it, you live with it. He has several pieces that I would love to live with (well, when I can afford it). If you have the time could you give me an idea of his prices? I’m interested to know if I will ever be in the ballpark. If so, I may start saving! You obviously get your wonderful artistic sense from him. The scarf is lovely.

  • http://www.mindofwinter.prettyposies.com Julia

    I am in love with your father’s art now. Art is so difficult, because you don’t just buy it, you live with it. He has several pieces that I would love to live with (well, when I can afford it). If you have the time could you give me an idea of his prices? I’m interested to know if I will ever be in the ballpark. If so, I may start saving! You obviously get your wonderful artistic sense from him. The scarf is lovely.