The sweater is knit back to where I discovered six stitches were missing. One good thing is the button holes are neater and more uniform. Rather than following the directions for a one yarn-over button hole I’m using the one-row horizontal buttonhole from the Vogue Knitting Quick Reference book, page 84. It took awhile to get the hang of exactly how many stitches before the end of the row I needed to start working it but after about 9 times I’ve got it down.
Please indulge this grandma in sharing something that was precious to me yesterday:
Ed and young Violet returned from a trip to town to pick up some screws and wood while I was still packing up spindles to take to the Post Office. At two and a half years old Violet wanted to help me wrap. She rolled the office chair over to the workbench. Not content to play with a few items, including a small sea shell, as she has in the past, she really wanted to participate, so I handed her a folded sheet of tissue paper.
The little shell was one in a boxful of shells which Ed had brought home after his time on Diego Garcia, a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean where he spent much of his off-duty hours snorkeling for shells decades ago. Violet has enjoyed rolling the smooth surface in her hands while admiring its pastel beauty. Yesterday she decided to give it to her older sister for her birthday which is tomorrow.
She’s well aware of birthdays. Her daddy’s was last month as well as several cousins recently having them. She sees decorated trees, and is learning that baking cookies and wrapping gifts are signaling that we’ll be celebrating Jesus’ birthday pretty soon.
She is learning the joy of giving.