Thursday, July 30, 2009
knit 1, purl 2, yo Adrian, I mean yo
Mrs. RWP recently took a break from her ubiquitous counted cross-stitching hobby, which she finds very relaxing, to return to another activity she hasn’t engaged in for a long time. No, it’s not skydiving or horseback riding or long-distance running. I’m talking about knitting.
Her first project was a lovely pale green baby blanket (it’s the blanket that is pale green, not the baby) that she created using circular needles. She also crocheted little shell stitches all around the edges and then threaded 1/4-inch white satin ribbon through the little loops between the crocheted part and the knitted part. Finally, she made a bow of the ribbon ends at one corner. For the basic blanket she followed a pattern. The crocheting and adding the ribbon were her own idea. It was very pretty! It was lovely! It was exquisite! I would show you a picture of it, but we still don’t have a digital camera or one of those multi-functional iPhone thingies that does everything but wash and dry the dishes and put them away.
So did she save it for our first great-grandchild, whom we expect to be along in ten years or so? No, she did not! She gave it away at a baby shower to one of the sopranos from our church choir. Three other ladies put in their orders for one on the spot.
It was a tough fight, Ma, but I lost. I guess our great-grandchildren are just going to have to wait their turn.