The pompom hat from yesterday’s post was a huge hit!

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(That’s Denise, the birthday girl.)

She loved it, as we all knew she would. We had a wonderful dinner last night at the Green Valley Grill in Greensboro. Very fancy and delicious!  We were finally able to give Denise the pompom hat, and I’m sure she was surprised and delighted.

We went to the bathroom together (how silly!) for pictures.

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I added the pattern to Ravelry and listed my project here.

When Denise started planning her birthday celebration, she decided that she wanted a pink flamingo, and she decided that she wanted us to make it for her. I think that’s how it went anyway. She didn’t know we had already planned the pompom hat, but we agreed to make the flamingo for her. Actually, Lisa did all of the knitting of the flamingo. When I got it, everything was knitted and I just had to sew it up, felt it, stuff it, and pose it for pictures.


The pattern that Lisa used is the Flamingo Beach Party from Fiber Trends. We used Cascade 220 and some eyelash yarn.


I don’t think the flamingo has a name yet — suggestions are welcome.  Maybe something like “Phil the Flamingo.” Has a nice ring.

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Celebrating with friends at a fancy dinner was wonderful, but I’m really looking forward to the Girls Only yarn crawl!  More hi jinks to come from the Fifty is Nifty Birthday Tour 2010!

6 thoughts on “flamingo

  1. the hat looks awesome! i have to say, the original pattern doesn’t look that great, but the way you did this looks amazing. it looks much more fashionable. :)

    you guys are the nicest friends! the flamingo looks great.

  2. It was a wonderful and fun time. There was a lot of laughing, eating, drinking, and a great brithday bash!

    Mandy, you did all the hard work–seaming, felting, stuffing, and sewing! Thank you!!!!

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