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.

52 comments on “Gift for Dad
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. ;)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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