Archives for June 11, 2012

a shawl for my friend

Amy's Shawl

Amy's Shawl

Amy's Shawl

Amy's Shawl

Amy's Shawl

We attended our parish picnic Sunday afternoon and it was a hot and sweaty event.  My kids ate hot dogs, burgers, and cotton candy for maybe the first time ever for most of them.  There were lots of moon bounce things and other fun stuff.  I waited in line for one bouncy thing with Keats, a knitting bag hanging from my wrist while I knit away on a baby cardigan sleeve.  He waited for about half an hour or more to get strapped into a belt of sorts so that he could bounce and flip on a big inflatable trampoline.  He loved it and definitely thought it worth the wait.

I wonder how long till my kids are embarrassed by public knitting?  I wonder if I look like a total weirdo knitting in line?  I wonder if knitting at my parish picnic counts as participation in World Wide Knit in Public Day?

Saturday night I finished knitting my Spighe di Grano shawl while Jonny and I watched The Duggar’s on YouTube.  We don’t do a lot of “watching.”  The last show we watched regularly was Downton Abbey; very different than Lots of Kids and Counting.   I realize we are painfully late to start watching their show.  I did buy their second book, and Seth and I are taking turns reading it.  It’s not our usual sort of reading, but we like them.  It’s interesting to get a peek into their family life.

The shawl isn’t actually “mine.”  I knit it for a friend who had surgery last week.  I’ve been knitting and praying; praying for her.  Hopefully I can give it to her this week and hopefully she’s not allergic to wool.  The shawl is a surprise and I didn’t ask.  I think it’s pretty.

(all photos by Jonny)