Monday, March 16, 2015

One Month Early

I'm rarely a month early for anything, so it's quite possible that I'm really 11 months late with this scarf. I started it for my husband's secretary, Arlene, a week before Secretary's Day in 2014, under some delusion that the knitting gnomes were going to visit in the night and knit while I slept. Of course, I didn't finish it in time, but I did complete it in August with the intention of gifting it to Arlene when she retired at the end of the year. She decided to postpone her retirement, so I put the scarf away without blocking it.

When I was shopping for cards for our many February birthdays, Hallmark alerted me that Administrative Professionals Day is April 22 this year. Usually I'm running around the day before, trying to find a gift to show Arlene how wonderful she is, but this year I don't have to do that!

I blocked the scarf.

Admired and petted it a bit. (I knit it with Smooshy with cashmere.)

I wrapped it.

Now all I have to do is remember where I put it and remember to have John give it to Arlene on April 22. I do hope she likes it, but I'm really loving the feeling of being prepared a month early!


  1. That's lovely and I'm betting she will be thrilled with the gift.

  2. Ooo, cashmere. She will be thrilled. I have rarely been ready for anything a month in advance. It must feel good to be prepared!

  3. That is just gorgeous! I am sure she is going to adore it. I thought I was the only one that forgot where I put gifts.....

  4. What a beautiful gift! Lucky Arlene. Give it to John and have him hide it in the office!

  5. Good for you! What a lovely gift. (I'm never early.) (Ever.)

  6. I like what Patty suggested. and leaving a note to self in a very prominent place. The scarf is beautiful; she's going to feel very special!

  7. gorgeous! that is such a heart felt gift :)


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