“One autumn when the nuts were ripe, and the leaves on the hazel bushes were golden and green – Nutkin and Twinkleberry and all the other little squirrels came out of the wood, and down to the edge of the lake.” Beatrix Potter *
Yarn: SuperGarne Aktiv Colour: 01519 hummingbird
So gorgeous. First Christmas gift done!
You know what is precious? A friend you’ve known for years, a friend who is willing to talk knitting and parenting all afternoon long, a friend who knits in public with you and doesn’t even laugh when you whip out your feet for a little Finished Object photography.
A friend like Wanda is very precious. We’ve moved a lot in our married life, and before that I moved a lot with my family. Wanda’s is the longest friendship I’ve maintained other than my husband’s. We’ve known each other through the toddler years, the playgroup years, the learning to read years. We’ve talked through every parenting dilemma we’ve had. Our kids trick or treat together and Wanda and I call each other just to have company while we are emptying the dishwasher. You could say we’re knitting up our lives together.
After I finish teaching our kids medieval history early Friday afternoons, Wanda and I have been taking them to a local park with a great bit of wooded land just right for pretending and running. The kids play and the two of us knit. End of the week done just right.
*Doesn’t that make you want to design a sock called Twinkleberry? Adore that name, particularly for a squirrel.