Almost on to the next
Friday April 05th 2013, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift

Four more rows of ribbing to finish off that baby afghan as I type. Got the 25 repeats done I was aiming for and found I had maybe maybe enough yarn to do another–and decided to save it for a matching hat (it should stretch that far) and baby booties (which might even fit before he’s three this time. I can only get better at this baby knitting thing.)

Meantime, being thrown so badly back into serious sickness by a common bug had me more worried last week than I wanted to admit, even to me.

Michelle M quilts as well as knits, and four years ago when I was doing all that hospital stuff she was making me a get-well quilt. Somehow its shipping time wasn’t quite there yet… Till she asked me about a week ago how to get this to me?

It’s far prettier than my nighttime sideways snapshot shows. The anticipation, the box, lifting the quilt out and going oh wow!, feeling thought about and cared about and marveling that she would go to all this everything for me, it gave me a tremendous sense of reprieve that I don’t quite know how to say. Her timing was perfect.

And she had no way to know it, but my mom quilts and several years ago Mom and I went to a quilt shop and I picked out fabrics for a quilt for her to make me whenever my turn in line should come up (no hurry).

The light fabric Michelle picked? I did too, or one very like if it’s not that exact one.  Mom’s will be different and the two will go very nicely together. All the more perfect.

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Did I read that right? Please don’t say there’s Jell-O on the menu again….

What a beautiful quilt! Looks Magical!

Comment by LynnM 04.06.13 @ 2:12 am

The quilt is beautiful. And I hope you are fully recovered from that nasty bug!

Comment by Jody 04.06.13 @ 4:04 am

nothing like a hand made quilt to wrap someone in love!

Comment by bev 04.06.13 @ 8:00 am

” I can only get better at this baby knitting thing.” Of course! Practice makes perfect!
Now enough with this sick business. Let me wave my magic wand (bird feather?) to make you well.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.06.13 @ 9:33 am

How lovely! And what a neat coincidence that it will go so well with the one your mother is making.

Comment by Channon 04.07.13 @ 4:36 am

I’m so glad the quilt helped you feel better. It is lovely!

Comment by twinsetellen 04.08.13 @ 9:10 pm

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