Dorsets and Disclaimers

Actually, the disclaimer comes first…

Gretchen is ashamed that her wish list was flashed, but Sissy just wants to know when THEY get to open presents?!

Gretchen is embarassed, and Sissy is eager...

While Gretchen’s birthday is tomorrow, neither Gretchie Greer nor yours truly intended to solicit gifts.  Do note that OTHER members of our household were NOT included in said disclaimer.   As you might notice in the above photo, Sissy not only doesn’t have the good graces to look contrite, but she’s eagerly awaiting the spoils coming her  Gretchie’s way.

Now, I have to share my new obsession  craft with you.   Those are Dorset buttons, which I learned about when one of my Ravelry groups announced a swap and tutorial.

Starting at the “noon” position, the are shown clockwise, in order of creation.   Those were done on 1.5″ plastic rings with DK-Aran weight yarns.  Last night, I did one with a 1″ ring and light fingering yarn.   The Knight asked if I was making earrings at that size…

There’s a tutorial somewhere in the thread above, but I also used CraftyStylish’s instructions.  The first one aside, it takes me about an hour (including getting up six times to let the dogs in and out and out and in) to make them.  The smaller one took closer to two hours, but I also started dinner in there…

So, the weekend.  We’re hoping for one more visit with The Marine, as we learned last night that he was NOT granted recruiter’s assistance and must report for his next training session as scheduled.  I think we have some couple time scheduled too.  Of course, the BIG plans revolve around Gretchie’s first birthday tomorrow.  Tonight, I plan to buy party hats, plain yogurt, and proper doggy dresses…

Sissy:  I cant breathe.  Gretchen:  Mine is so big I look like a bulldog...

Sissy: I can't breathe. Gretchen: Mine is so big I look like a bulldog...

*I* thought they were cute in the girl dresses, but clearly the fur-girls weren’t pleased with their human frocks.

That obviously leaves yarn time.  Top priority is finishing the crocheted crate pad, and then, more Dorsets.  I also need to FINALLY ship off my Stash Sock Club swap pal’s package in the morning.  I’ve had the bulk of the package ready for over a week now, so I’ll have to get it in gear and send it on its way!

What’s on the agenda for your weekend?

14 comments on “Dorsets and Disclaimers

  1. Sue says:

    I think Sissy needs more flair in her dress, maybe an a-line, to avoid that sausage look. Are they going shopping with you?

    The buttons are neat and look like fun to make, but what do you do with them? Are they actually used as buttons?

    We can’t wait for pictures of the big celebration. I wonder if my group would wear party hats when their big birthday comes up.

  2. Barbara S. says:

    I am hoping my weekend includes holding still. Right, who am I kidding? I just remembered that we have an event with our friends that Hubband and DTE stayed with in China, I am not sure if it counts as a BBQ, but they are both excited as it will involve “real” Chinese food and of course friends. (Of course, all this means Hubband is coming home tonight!!!) Other than that, church, knitting, and button making! I haven’t even started mine yet, but hope to change that this afternoon as soon as I get packages in the mail.

  3. grace says:

    You were telling me to feel better already and i saw shades of Toms and my fight the other night, then I remembered you said it with love, with him I was complicating his life!!!!!

    The buttons, I so remember making something like that with my Aunt Jeanne (the one who taught me knitting) so long ago, I will have to take a look at your links!

    Have a wonderful party for your girls!!!! Hugs

  4. Gotta go find that button tutorial…I was telling Amy just yesterday we could make our own buttons! Weekend plans hopefully include a day out with Bonnie and High School musical at the local Opera House with Margaret. Oh, and the laundry I’ve been ignoring….

  5. gaylen says:

    I love those buttons! I am drawn to the semi-solid ones most – but then I tend to lean that way anyway. I have to go to So Much Yarn at lunch – have to! So I can mail my package on Sat.

    Of course I thought none of you were soliciting gifts. Silly girls – you’re Southern, you would never be so bold! I think you’re fibbing about Sissy (rather like I embelish stories of my bad boy, Beau). g

  6. AlisonH says:

    I made buttons like those years ago and had long since forgotten all about the whole thing. Those are beautiful! Thank you for the reminder.

  7. Marjie says:

    Of course the girls are looking forward to a party. Who wouldn’t? I’m with Sue. An A line dress is so much more flattering for any figure!

  8. Nichole says:

    Love those dorsets – esp that last one you did in the pic! Gorgeous!!!

    Can’t wait to see Gretchie’s PAR-TAY pics!!!!!!

  9. Kathy says:

    Oh the buttons are awesome.

    Two dress up pics in two days……..SNOL…..too funny.

  10. Darcy says:

    The girls look so darling:)Hugs Darcy

  11. p3knitter says:

    Dude … those buttons are amazing!!!

  12. Ann smith says:

    Just love Sissy in the party hat.She looks great. Can’t wait to see the info on the party.Ann SmithAKA Kathy’s MOM

  13. Bubblesknits says:

    Love the dorset buttons…resisting the temptation…must resist!

  14. Dianne says:

    Belated birthday wishes to Gretchen. Your girls look soooo cute dressed up, and those buttons are fabulous!!!

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