Monday, February 22, 2010


I just spent a few days with my sister and her family in Northampton, Mass., an interesting and unique town. But while I was there we decided to do a joint knitting project for our father's 80th birthday. We're each going to make one sock. Talk about interesting. Interpreting directions in our own particular style. He won't care if they don't look exactly the same, as long as they keep his feet warm.

Tricia decided to pull out her old knitting projects and I have to tell you, I felt more than a little glee at her unfinished projects, because, well, I have my share as I know many others do too.
The baby sweater was done, (so close to done!!), a while back. She didn't say how far back, but my guess it was at least 9 years ago. She calls it the sweater for the "baby with gorilla arms", which may be why she never completed it? The stripey blue mitten was for nephew Ian, who is now 24, started when he was maybe 9 or 10 I'm guessing. The solid blue is for nephew Stephen who turned 22 this year. Same story.

Need I say anymore about why she's only making one sock for dad's birthday?

1 comment:

Heidi L Lynch said...

Funny, I love it!!!