And there they go
Sunday December 29th 2013, 10:23 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift

This is as close as we got to trying the digger sweater on him. Kim really wanted me to get to see him in it in person, but it’s okay. Note the flashlight in his hands: Parker is big on flashlights, he’d found one of Grampa’s super-duper ones, and no piece of clothing no matter how perfect was going to get in the way of holding on tight to it for every moment he was allowed to have it. Let there be light! And heavy!

All in good time. The sweater may well be better off washed and dried first anyway, with hopes that it might felt together a bit against inquisitive fingers; being superwash, it won’t shrink.

Hudson was back to happily snuggling into my shoulder today. (Grandma pro tip: wear a cashmere sweater for sensory bribery, handwashed a few times to increase the softness. A seven-dollar hand-me-down worked just fine.) He and Parker giggled at the antics of a finger puppet in their daddy’s hands at church–and then they all flew off for home.

And a good and far too brief time was had by all.

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I hope Parker felt better by the time they left. I am so happy you all were able to get together. Sending prayers of gratitude.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 12.30.13 @ 6:46 am

Parker resisting his sweater is priceless! I have no doubt he will wear it, and proudly show it off, but you understood the sway of Grandpa’s flashlight. Pro Grandma indeed! Hope everyone is feeling better.

Comment by DebbieR 12.30.13 @ 1:45 pm

Let’s see if I can get through here, since I cannot create a new post right now: our host provider is having problems apparently specific to WordPress and was unable to say on the phone when they would restore our access. My apologies.

Comment by AlisonH 12.31.13 @ 12:44 am

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