A warm hug
Monday November 18th 2013, 10:36 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knit,Life

(Second picture does the color better. Richard went, Oh, that’s soft.)

Richard at 8:40 this morning: “They’re here.”

And so we rushed outside to capture video of the green crane for Parker; he would have been in heaven if he’d been able to watch it in person.

But it was brisk. The temperature dipped today, and inside, four layers and wooly knee socks and the space heater just weren’t quite enough; I debated pulling the other one into the room. I wrapped a warm scarf around, felt like a kid in a poofy snowsuit in New Hampshire, and tried not to let it get in the way of what I was knitting. Brrr.

Joe and crew kept going till close to sunset and I listened to them hammering away up there, hoping to finish the work tomorrow before it starts to rain. Now *that* would be cold. Our rain always comes packaged in northern ocean.

Just before they left, the mailman brought a completely unexpected padded envelope. I looked at it, puzzled, and it seemed to be something soft in there. Huh. I hadn’t ordered anything…

I looked at the return address and exclaimed softly, very pleased, Oh, Heather! Having no idea why it was there or what it was, but I did definitely have some idea of who she is. Yarn?

Heather is someone whom I’d emailed with for years before the day she, having finally made the trip north to Stitches, stood in front of me grinning and waiting for me to read the big name tag hanging at about her belly button. You know that moment when how you picture someone without even realizing you were doing so collides with the real-and-here and it’s really cool that they’re really here and you have to blink a moment to readjust the brain?


…Prefab yarn, hon. I cried in delight and took it out and wrapped it around my shoulders, marveling. At the gift. At the immediate difference it made. At the timing. Look at that! (Totally echoing our friend from Fiji yesterday.) I’m finally WARM!

It’s beautiful, beautiful, thank you, Heather B! I will try to live up to this wondrousness!

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Lovely! Here’s to finally being warm!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 11.19.13 @ 1:32 am

What a fun post. Big cranes to amuse and entertain Parker with pictures and then that beautiful surprise from your friend Heather. I’m so impressed with lace because I know how much effort and smarts it takes to make (’cause I struggle!) and that yarn looks gorgeous!

Comment by LynnM 11.19.13 @ 9:52 am

Yay for surprise warmth! And I hope the wonderful Joe and his crew were able to finish the installation and you have even more warmth today.

Comment by DebbieR 11.19.13 @ 4:42 pm

How lovely and well-timed. (No coincidence…)

Comment by Channon 11.23.13 @ 6:57 pm

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