San Diego
Saturday November 06th 2010, 10:24 pm
Filed under: Knit,LYS

This was a test. This was only a test of the emergent-see-baby! Momcasting system. If this had been a true emergent-see-baby!… Hopefully, the little one will wait another two months before making an appearance.

I was off to San Diego this morning for a baby shower for my daughter-in-law, and home again tonight, and I can hardly believe it’s still the same day without a tessaract or two thrown in there.

There was a fellow knitter there who had knitted a couple of hats for the baby and wanted to know how I did the top of mine without the stitches getting too tight to work? Since mine had no seam.  So I tried to give her a good visualization of how to use two circular needles, curving away from each other and intersecting at the center, and how you are always working from one tip of needle A to the other tip of needle A, then switch to needle B at the intersection. I think she got it.

I had a really, really good time. My daughter describes Kim’s mom as one of the most gracious women she’s ever met, and I absolutely agree.  We are very fortunate to have all of them in our family circle.

My son picked me up at the airport and took me back again later, so I got a little one-on-one time with him–and he had to show me where he and Kim had bought me my Christmas yarn, so I actually even got in some local yarn store time: Needleworks, with a very gracious owner.

And a fabulous time was had by all. (I did it! And even though some of the set-up was outside, they quietly held it all inside with the sliding doors closed so it was completely safe for me re the lupus. Noticed and much appreciated.)

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Sounds like a fantastic day. I love baby showers. It’s always so interesting to see what fun things are out there that weren’t available when I had my kids. Of course, those things are 2nd place to handknits :>)

Comment by Joansie 11.07.10 @ 5:47 am

I knew what a tessaract without the link – LOVED that book! Makes me think I might need to head down the street to the library to re-read…

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 11.07.10 @ 5:47 am

When I was in elementary school they made an error and taught me to speed read. By 6th grade I had read the entire school library and was on the last wall where they held a little tiny smidge of science fiction. The last was definitely dessert. I have loved all her books, but that one especially holds a spot in my heart as it was in that last little bit of dessert.

Comment by afton 11.07.10 @ 7:53 am

I remembered “Madeleine L’Engle” without remembering precisely what a tesseract is. I have several of her books; must be time for me to re-read that one again. While we might differ on a few small details, she had a wonderful grasp of the plan of salvation, and it shines through all of her writing. What a marvelous gift Heaven sent us, when she came to earth!

Comment by Lynn 11.07.10 @ 8:05 am

Glad you’re back — unlupused! I must confess that I didn’t know what a tesseract is. However, the book looks intriguing. Must look it up.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.07.10 @ 11:30 am

Clearly, you raised him right; not only did you hear about the LYS, but you got to stop by?! Bravo!

Comment by Channon 11.07.10 @ 12:10 pm

Saturday just seemed to be the day for baby showers! we held one for my daughter — what fun that was — and she loved the new things I had made for her

my daughter was introduced to the work of Madeleine L’Engle when she was in the 5th grade — which also was the first time I read L’Engle’s work (I made it a habit to know what my kid was being required to read!)

right now I’m feeling like you and I are living in parallel universes — baby showers on the same day for soon to arrive grandchildren who are the offspring of our children born on the same day (if not year) in June — cue the twilight zone music!

Comment by Bev 11.08.10 @ 7:52 am

Well, I’m a day late,and probably more than a dollar short, but I just had to say how much I loved your “Wrinkle in Time” reference. I knew it without looking it up, because that is one of my all time favorite books! I cried at 11 and 16 and 38 and all the other ages at which I read that book. I read it to my children, tearing up the whole way. It still makes me cry What a lovely story about the power of family love!

Comment by shadyldy1216 11.08.10 @ 9:02 am

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