Sunday, February 26, 2017

Challenge accepted!

On Thursday afternoon, I was working from home and I got a call from a long-time coworker. While we don't work in the same department, or on any of the same projects, we sit in adjoining cubicles and spend most of our lunches together.

But it looks like those lunches will be coming to an end. She's got a new opportunity and her last day will be March 9th. And while I'll miss her -it's a tremendous opportunity for her.

March 9th is fast approaching, but you know me - I wanted to give her a little knit something to remember me by. She's always loved my shawls, so I dug deep in the stash and came up with some Turquoise Alley Cat.
I dyed these up a few years back to go with a dress I had. I no longer have that dress, and turquoise just happens to be her favourite co
lour.
 She also loves bling, so I dug out some pretty foil-lined gold beads.
The pattern is Fiery Salsa... and not only does she love spicy food, she's a salsa dancer too. This couldn't be more perfect for her if I tried.

But I've got to get moving.... I've got about nine days to get this beauty on the blocking board....

11 comments:

Cat Lover said...

What a beautiful colour! You are a great friend. What a lovely gift.
Take care.

Araignee said...

If anyone can pull this off, you can. Good luck!!!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

VERY PRETTY! I have every bit of faith that you'll get it done in time too. She's a lucky lady!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Nine days for a shawl! ACK!
Good luck! It'll be beautiful, that's for sure!!

Dee said...

Knit, girl! KNIT!

That is going to be a lovely gift.

Mereknits said...

Happy she has a great opportunity, but am sad she will not be close to you anymore. You are making her an incredible gift.

Vera said...

What a beautiful gift. Lucky girl. I know you will get it done. Sorry you won't have her company any more.

kathy b said...

What a thoughtful wonderful never to be forgotten gift! I always mourned a bit when good work pals moved on. I keep up with a handful now that I am retired.

Delighted Hands said...

Wow! Nothing like a deadline to get you stitching!! This is going to be perfect for her-you've got the right combination and a great start!

Jocelyn said...

What a great combination! Can't wait to see it finished - and modelled by the lucky recipient :)

chrisknits said...

It will be beautiful!!!! What a lucky co-worker.