Bethesda and Potomac
Sunday September 29th 2013, 11:21 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

I found this photo in my phone after writing this post and had to laugh–alright, Hudson, you’re right, I owe you a sweater.

The season is turning, the shadows are more slanted in the afternoon, and the leaves are beginning to change back East. And, remembering hikes taken together along the C&O Canal, I have been missing old friends and places and sights.

I was knitting some nice yarn on some old favorite needles this evening, rosewood Holz and Steins made from the leftover wood from making musical instruments. You don’t see those anymore except in a fortunate knitter’s hands.

I found myself wondering. If there are a thousand yards of yarn in a shawl and I have knit how many, how many afghans, how many sweaters, how many hats, scarves, cowls, socks….

Would the length of that yarn be enough to connect me all the way across the continent to back home?

And back again to my friends and family and life here.

It’s all good.

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What a lovely thought!

Love made real, through yarn.

Sending colourful fall hugs your way. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 09.30.13 @ 4:25 am

I can hear his little baby thoughts saying, “What?! Did I hear Grandma say she was knitting a sweater for me?!” Such a precious little face!

Comment by Jody 09.30.13 @ 4:46 am

What a cutie! And I’m sure your knitting does connect the country…

Comment by Channon 09.30.13 @ 6:46 am

Handsome Hudson! Ok, for now he is uber cute, but one day …
Wow! All that yarn reaching all around! What stories (yarns?) could be told.

Comment by Donald Meyer 09.30.13 @ 9:07 am

Our leaves have turned; the knitting continues; today starting a shawl for a friend having knee surgery and will work on it tomorrow while waiting for my cousin to come out of abdominal surgery.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.30.13 @ 10:03 am

Wonderful photo! So glad you’re pleased with your knitting.

Comment by RobinM 10.01.13 @ 11:00 am

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