Friday, January 1, 2016

HAPPY 2016 & REGAN CLAN SCARF


While I sit out here on the deck,
the snow filters down through the clouds 
onto the evergreens
and
my soft coat of hair.

Daddy Ron blindly ignores me
because he is all about his new merino wool scarf
from Ireland.
His Mom was a Regan you see, 
so finding this sweater site brought much joy to his Christmas.

Doesn't he realize I want to play though!!


He says it was a complete surprise.
Still, that doesn't mean he should leave me out here to play by myself!!


 He discovered this sweater site online apparently before Christmas 
and before you could whip up a scarf yourself
it arrived just after Christmas.
Apparently Daddy Jim covertly placed the order
waiting patiently 
so very patiently.


As you can see Daddy Ron is more than 
HAPPY
with his new Regan Clan scarf!


He is in the process of knitting another one


which isn't as involved 


so now he can use his new scarf as a guide
while he completes his blue / grey one.

All this being said,
a good romp in the snow  
and 
a chance to christen the scarf 
would work just fine!!
What more could you ask for on the 1st day of 2016!!

34 comments:

  1. Gosh,,, what a beautiful scarf!!!
    Happy New Years to you and your dads Sophie!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. HAPPY 2016 Tweedles and Moms!

      All the best as this new year begins!!!

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  2. Surprises are the best, and I do like the small cable needle , all the ones I have used are straight. blue and cream,,and Merino!!! The BEST.

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    1. The scarf is so soft, unbelievably soft! I will now make certain that all projects will be merino or have a component of merino included! This able needle was my Mom's so I treasure it as I proceed along.

      Happy New Year, Jean!!

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  3. That is such a beautiful scarf! The knitted scarf is coming on really well too.
    Happy New Year to you and your Dads Miss Sophie Doodle.

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    1. A huge big wish for the best year ahead for you and yours!!

      My scarf is calling me ~~ "FINISH ME"!!!

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  4. Beautiful scarves - both of them! Happy New Year to the three of you!

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    1. Happy New Year Mitch & Mollie!

      You are such kind blogger friends!!

      Cheers!

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  5. Ron makes a handsome model for the Regan Clan scarf. I had a Regan Clan sweater. Sadly, I was too skinny when I got it and therefore outgrew it. I LOVED that sweater. My sister bought it for me in Ireland in 1971. And I really love the sweater in progress. One of my favorite colors and the quality of the knitting is exceptional!

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    1. Oh I certainly hope I have rekindled some warm memories of your sister, Mitch! The Regan Clan sweater may just be my next project because the pattern is available at Aran Sweater Market.com ! I always get veklempt when I find something that triggers my creativity!

      I had a somewhat similar sweater in the late 1960's. I received it for a Xmas gift. Purchased in Montreal from my Mom's favourite Montreal store "Ogilvy's" ~ she would place an order every year. She was the best!

      Hey, doesn't Jerry knit some!?! Maybe he could start a new project for you! No pressure of Course.

      All the best in 2016 and as I head off into the KNITPURL universe I thank you for all your kindness these passed few years!!

      R

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  6. Yes Ron, your mother and all your 'Regan' clan would be so proud!
    Heck! I am proud of you and I'm not a Regan!!
    Hey, I bet even our previous-to-Sophie dog, Regan, would be proud too!!
    Happy knitting, sweetie!!

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    1. Oh yes Regan our Afghan Hound so sweet she was!!!!!

      I do believe there is underlying connection with all these stories!!

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  7. Love the blue one in progress. Happy New Year lads ... and Soph too of course ...

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    1. Happy New Year to you and yours. Have a great day as we proceed into 2016!

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  8. Happy New Year to all of you! Love both scarves!

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    1. Happy New Year Lori!! All the best with you and your family!

      I owe mucho to you for your shared creativity and throwing ideas out to all of us!

      Thanks again!

      Happy YEAR!!

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  9. Happy New Year, Sophie! Here's to another 12 months of fun-filled adventure. That was a nice surprise for daddy Ron, and now that he's all warm and snuggly in his new scarf, he's ready to take you out to play!

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    1. I am on my way for walk just as I read your note, Marfa!

      A little bit of snow is coming down and then stops. Such a lazy day so far!

      All the best to you and yours!

      Sophie is in charge again!!

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  10. Wonderful photos! The new scarf is just incredible and Ron looks awesome wearing it! Will be a great inspiration for future scarf making...
    Happy New year to my dear friends..
    Vicki

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    1. Inspiration from out of the blue and across the waters from Ireland!

      All the best Vicki and I hope your 2016 will be as fulfilling as other years!

      Cheers!
      Sophie for Ron!

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    1. HAPPY SNORTING 2016 to you both and of course the peeps you take care of too!!

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  12. Soon your Daddy Ron will have TWO beautiful scarves! Happy New Year, Sophie. Love the new header pic too.

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    1. Sophie loves to amble a lot now that she is almost 9 years young, so the header exemplifies her most desired place along a beach!

      The scarves will keep us nice and warm for sure this year!!!!

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  13. A very good surprise indeed! Now Ron won't get a cold neck when he plays in the snow with you, Sophie. Get out there and romp! Happy 2016!

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    1. Have a ROMPIN' HAPPY NEW YEAR, Barb!

      Spread your photo love everywhere ~~ is that an order? Oh yah it is!!

      R

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  14. I love Ron's new scarf, it is lovely. I must say the one he is working on is very impressive as well. Enjoy your romp in the snow Sophie, we will enjoy the snow vicariously through you as we have no snow in Anchorage Alaska, so very odd. Happy New Year to you, Ron and Jim!

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    1. El Nino must be affecting your world much more than usual it would seem. No Snow!! Very strange

      Hey Ryker your icon has returned so HAPPY to see! Winks!

      Happy New Year to you and Mom!!

      Sophie!

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    1. Oh thanks so much and Happy New Year to you!!

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  16. Happy New Year to all of you. Wow your scarf is fabulous-enjoy! Sophie I am sure your Daddy's will be taking you for a walk soon-

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    1. Hi Kathy!

      Thanks so much and a very happy new year to all of you too!

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  17. What a beautiful scarf, Ron! And how sweet and thoughtful of Jim to order it on the side for Christmas. And your WIP looks challenging and skillfully executed! Happy Birthday, my special friend! Wishing you many more happy years (especially as I'm three months behind you!!!) Happy New Year too!

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    1. Oh many THANKS Louise!

      Jim can be a MAJORSNEAK at Xmas time. The WIP is 2/3's completed and has given me ideas for the next project. Our friend Vicki B from Two Bags Full has sent me a link to a throw of cabled squares ~~ HELLO!! This just be the rest of my winter ~ gone in a cloud of snowflakes ~ Thank you Very Much!!

      3 months to your BURFDAY, EH!!!!

      WINKERS!!
      Ron

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