Yarning Along with Ginny:
One of the amazing things that happened while Kate was in the ER last week was the connection she made with the Child Life Specialist on duty that day. Jen worked her pants off to help Kate feel empowered and safe, and we were so thankful to her for the love she showed to our family. We were sitting talking with a social worker about Kate’s anxiety when Jen slipped into the room with a box. She whispered that it was for Kate and that we should give it to her when we were ready.
Boo was inside! Kate had been watching Monsters Inc as they worked her IV in, and Jen acknowledged that it was one of her favorite movies. The best I can tell, she knew that Boo would ease her worry a little more. Boo is also strong and fearless. I see a lot of my spunky Kate in her, and I think Jen did too.
Which brings me to todays knitting… a new doll in our house means a new sweater. That’s the purple and blue one. The yarn is from Shepherd’s Wool. I love their little mini skeins. They are perfect for projects like this! The pattern is Little Kina. Boo is going to be warm and snug in this little cardi, I’m sure! The white is Martha Stewart yarn in Buttermilk. The pattern can be found in this book. It’s one of many things I’m hoping to finish for my friend who just found out she’s expecting in April. I’ve never done a baby blanket. As a general rule, I find them tedious. But I love this simple diagonal rib, and I think it will be soft and lovely for a newborn.
Reading really isn’t happening these days. I’ve got several books home from the library, but my free time is scarce, so I’m not really counting on finishing them any time soon.
I hope your knitting has been fun the past few days! I’m off on a road trip with Amante and Kate this afternoon, but hopefully I can stop by and do some visiting later this evening, friends!