Just spritz a little water on those wrinkles
Friday October 06th 2023, 3:26 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Knitting a Gift

Two texts:

Your mail is here.

(There.)

She wasn’t home and was utterly baffled as to why I would be saying that. (She reassured me afterwards that the box was pretty safe where it had been left.)

First, as she opened the box,¬†a pack of three¬†with a post-it note attached: Toenail guards. Please use. (Yeah, they said Last One when I bought a set for me previous to that. They say men’s, but they’re not too big on my feet after running through the hand wash cycle on the machine so I knew they’d be okay, maybe even for both of them. They are very soft, thick, warm, comfy socks.)

Then a Lands End zipped medium tote bag, and inside that, a ziplocked…

And below all that, several sheets of paper from different stages of plotting how I was going to knit this with a post-it note on each describing the journey. Including one sketch I liked but didn’t use after discussing how to get the the angle of the side of the house within the stitch count I had: “Don’t try for perspective, Mom, do it head-on.” And so I had.

Carolyn was absolutely blown away. She told me she had never been so surprised in her life.

And later that of course I could use her picture.

It is finally, finally in its natural habitat, where it looks the best it ever has. It has at long last come home.


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Beautiful

Comment by Afton 10.07.23 @ 4:02 am

What a loving gift, it is indeed home and looking beautiful.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 10.07.23 @ 5:24 am

Ah, wonderful! How satisfying.

Comment by ccr in MA 10.07.23 @ 6:43 am

Wow Alison it turned out amazing. You are a true artist and yarn is your medium. Bravo!!

Comment by Susan 10.08.23 @ 5:55 am

It is wonderful. I love the included “toe guards” so it will remain in pristine condition for the next generations. It’s been fun watching It’s progress and now the finished heirloom.

Comment by Maura 10.08.23 @ 8:44 pm

The blanket is spectacular! I love the included “toe guards” in the package so it will remain in pristine condition for the next generations. It’s been fun watching It’s progress and now the finished heirloom.

Comment by Maura 10.08.23 @ 8:46 pm

Fantastic! What a priceless gift!! How lucky some peopleare. Thank you for sharing!

Comment by Mary Terico 10.21.23 @ 6:13 pm



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