I went up to Kerrville last night to make dinner for my stepfather. This morning, while getting ready to leave, I finally remembered to ask him to sit for a portrait of him wearing the vest that I knit for him last year.

I may be slow, but I eventually get projects done.

Dan in sweater with Beau

This was supposed to just be a shot of Dan modeling the vest, but then Beau felt obligated to point out to everyone that he is a cute and furry puppy. What can you do?

16 Responses to “Portrait!”

  1. Kath Says:

    Well, of course! I mean, one can’t exclude family members just because they are very hairy, walk on all fours, and have a slight speech impediment. That would be terribly wrong.

  2. amysatx Says:

    David, the vest looks amazing!!! You did an awesome job!!! Beau’s a cutie too!

  3. janna Says:

    The vest is great, and so is Beau — maybe he needs a matching doggie vest! I work with a woman who almost exclusively knits stuff for her dogs — out of really nice yarn, too! Of course, her dogs need knitwear more here than Beau probably does…

  4. amanda Says:

    The pics are great!

  5. Plum Texan Says:

    *dies from teh cutez*

    What an adorable pair. Great shot too!

  6. bezzie Says:

    Beautiful vest! And I love the portrait.

  7. Jess, of the Bugs Says:

    That’s kind of awesome. The vest turned out nice, very classic sort of a thing.

  8. Ellen-Mary Says:

    You do nice work, David. Your stepdad seems pleased with it as well. Perhaps Beau is angling for a vest of his very own.

  9. Kim Says:

    That will be a treasured picture for years to come!!!

  10. Sallie Says:

    Great vest and great portrait. I love them both.

  11. Jody Says:

    Love the vest! Both he and dog seem to like it :)

  12. Mary, Mary Says:

    What a lovely, lively portrait and the sweater looks great. BTW, I put you up for a Kreativ Blogger award on my blog. Silly, I know, but I love those roller derby pix!

  13. marnie Says:

    Beau sez: “I can haz vest?”

    Great picture of two of my favorite people!!! Thanks!

  14. Mary Says:

    hi David,

    Ok. so everyone is complimenting this vest. but i can’t see anything other than your stepfather wearing a white shirt and a vest. I can see no detail. It’s dark. what’s wrong with the two computers with which I interact?


  15. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Awesome vest! And a great fit too.

    My Grandpa had a dog named Beau – your Beau is cuter!

  16. Kadollan Says:

    What a wonderful picture! The vest is lovely, and seems to be very well suited to its recipient. (Cute dog, too)