Thanks for going over there. I started the Periwinkle Sheep blog to keep track of my dyeing, designing, and knitting adventures....the more professional side of this knitter.
This blog will still feature my knitting, the kind I do for friends and family.
Or the kind that I receive!
To tell this story right, I have to go back to where Tall Son goes to college and finds a beautiful, bright, sweet, young woman and asks her out.
When he goes to visit her family (who live in the same city as where he goes to college) at Easter, I send along a skein of my sock yarn, because it turns out that his girlfriend's mom is a knitter.
Then it comes to pass that his girlfriend visits us over the 4th of July weekend. Bearing a gift from her mother to me: a beautiful handknit scarf
combining my sock yarn with one of her yarns.
In a pattern, it turns out, that is is actually one of my most favorite fancy-but-not, lace patterns.
Last night, Tina and I spoke on the phone. I am to go see her this Saturday at the yarn shop in Rochester, NY, where she works full time (!), with some of my sock yarn (!), where they will take a look at my colors, and may order some of it (!).
Meanwhile, Tall Son's girlfriend is knitting her first sock with some yarn she took a liking to while she was here, and which I gladly gave her with a set of needles.
This may just be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, and more than one heart will break if those two kids ever decide to end their relationship :0 . Not only are the women knitters and spinners, they also speak German and the grandparents are originally from Bavaria, like me. My mind is boggled with the similarities every time I ponder them.
So. While we are truly away for a few days (the cat and neighbors minding the house), do take time to stop over at the Periwinkle Sheep blog, if you need to catch up.
I will not be bringing my laptop with me this time, but will cherish all your comments upon my return!