butter and i try very hard to show k (my step-daughter) how to be kind and thoughtful. it’s so easy to throw a gift certificate into a card and call it a day, you know. but that little something extra you bring into your daily life is guaranteed to bring warm fuzzies.
have i told you this story already? maybe not.
anyway, for mother’s day, k gave me a giant bag of yarn. six skeins of craft store yarn in blinding shades of red, orange and yellow. it was worsted weight. and yes, it was acrylic. yikes.
“wow! thank you k! it was so thoughtful of you to buy me some yarn!”. then she said the sweetest thing. “i remembered that you were obsessed (was i obsessed?!? cough. um. yeah.) with finding yarn for the flame socks you really wanted to make, so i asked pa-paw if he could take me to get some yarn for your socks. you said you wanted these colors, right?”…..they are the perfect colors.
fire blanket (baby size) in carron wintuk
yarn gifted by k
ripple pattern in single crochet
started: july ?, 2007
now, of course i wasn’t going to make acrylic worsted weight socks. but i’m definitely going to use the yarn and i’m definitely going to let her know how much i love the colors and DEFINITELY going to tell her over and over and over again how impressed i was with her thoughtful gift.
i have since bought some regia solid sock yarn to make the socks. (no pics yet. oy! so very behind on ravelry pics and what not.)