February 23, 2011

Get Your Cowgirl On!

This year is a big one in my family...in March my mom turns 70, in April my youngest sister turns 40, in May my dad turns 75 and in September our parents have their 50th anniversary. All big wow things happening in one year. So, our immediate family (mom, dad and their 4 daughters) are running away for a long, long weekend in May to Colorado to go to a dude ranch. We have our own cabin with a parents room and 2 other rooms with twin beds (just like when we were kids) and we'll be our original family unit for a few days.

I decided that we need our own "bandanas" to help us get our cowgirl on. These 3 are the first ones I have done. I looked at a few Stephen West patterns for some influence then worked on my own trying to make each one unusual. The mauve colored one is from the Textured Shawl Recipe.

I kind of have an idea who gets which one but I think I'll let everyone pick. I have 2 more to make and then we can put on our bandanas and shout "yee-haw"!







5 comments:

Jennifer Sirois said...

Beautiful!

Modisch Schreibt said...

I absolutely love the mauvey one. The textured shawl is such a great outline for a 'pattern' .. I really love it and yours turned out wonderful. I still have yet to make one.

kathy b said...

I want to go on that trip too. and get a bandanna....they are GREAT

Jennifer said...

What a great treat you have in store for you. How wonderful that you are giving back to everyone with your talent for knitting. Love these neckerchiefs.

Beth said...

What a great idea for your family to take a trip like that! I bet not many families get to do that. Your bandanas are great.