Honeybee Lane
Sunday December 24th 2006, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Knit

I was looking for just the right pattern to knit up for my mom for her birthday. I came across this Honeybee pattern by Barbara Walker, started what was supposed to be a swatch, realized how loose the strands were at this thick of a yarn she’d picked out, and just kept going with the single repeat so that by being narrow it would be less likely to snag on things.

But talk about perfect. My parents’ house they’d raised their children in is on the market in Maryland, over on Honeybee Lane (anybody want a 7-Br, 3Ba?) You should have seen Mom laughing when I told her the name of the pattern! Dad said it was too small to be a scarf, thinking of scarves as being, well, you know, for shovelling the driveway and the like with; something big and warm. Mom explained, “It’s a yarn necklace!”

Yeah. Yeah! That’s a good way to describe that bit of silk and merino I’d dyed, shown here on our rocking chair: I think of all the times Mom rocked my babies when they were little… Um, yeah, my older son, shown in that Dec 20 post playing “clarinet” by blowing on a stick using his Muppets book as a musical score, is now 6’9″. My little boy. Amazing thing, watching your kids being grownups now; he’s 22 and home right now, along with his younger sister, for winter break.

Gratitude check here: I apparently forgot to take my asthma med last night, my substitute for the Advair that had caused so much problems earlier. Woke up coughing with a severe can’t-breathe attack–it was a near enough thing that I won’t forget to take it again.

And my oldest daughter, driving with her husband to her in-laws’ yesterday, blew a tire on the freeway. They’re perfectly fine. Turns out they were close to my brother’s house, and spent the night there: extra time with her side of the family that they hadn’t expected. So, hey, it all works out.

But I guess what I’m wanting to say, is, take nothing for granted. Love one another. Freely and without holding back, just, love one another. Make it the very merriest Christmas for all. My best to all.

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WOW, I would love the 7Br 3Bth.. of course I can’t afford such a thing! LOVE the “yarn necklace” though it screams “book mark” to me

Comment by Teresa 12.25.06 @ 8:48 am

Merry Christmas, Alison!

<3 Karen's Amy

Comment by Amy 12.25.06 @ 9:03 pm

Thank you!

Comment by AlisonH 12.26.06 @ 11:41 am

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