(What I see, What I've been taught, what I've learned, what amazes me...)
October 5, 2010
No Idea (And An FO)
Others had mentioned it, but it didn’t really register, as much I hear, until I have the actual experience. But heaven help me, these grandbebe girls are the blueberry pie after my big family dinner of life!
And I love me some blueberry pie.
We gathered for the Lovely Step-Daughter’s birthday (as we can now, since she lives nearby!), and the Youngest fetched over her offspring and cuppycakes made for the occasion.
Grandbebe Girl comes trotting out to the patio, and on seeing Lovely Aunt, says ‘we bought a card for you…’ and goes to retrieve said card. Bringing it to her aunt, Grandbebe Girl opens envelope, extracts the card, and gives it to Lovely Aunt, saying ‘here…’
So helpful! And Lovely Step-Daughter was delighted!
Grandbebe Two is walking walking walking walking, saying peekaboo (after a fashion), making ‘flirty’ eyes, and adopts any smallish chair around as hers. And why not? Aren’t they her size, after all.
After lunch, back at the homestead, Grandbebe Girl said ‘Grandma, let’s play hide and seek.’ So, of course we did. Her momma helped her a bit, but she was always thrilled and excited and squealed shrilly whenever she found me. (I am very good at hiding.)
After a bit, however, her sister needed attention from her momma, so Grandbebe Girl was left to her own devices at the game, whereupon she told me, when it was her turn, ‘Grandma, I will count to three, and you go hide in the bathroom.’
When it was her turn to hide? She could never stay put. I would say ‘ready or not’, and she would be running out of her hiding place down the hall, ‘here I am!’.
Like I said…I had no idea at all how these grandbebes were going to work their way into my soul.
I took the opportunity to have her try on Sweet Peasy. I was on the 2nd sleeve without a fitting. I know…walking that edge…but it fits very well. She was a bit mystified about trying it on with the needles still through the stitches, but she trusts her grandmama (mostly) and the yarn is very softy indeed.
Here it is blocking. And still drying, obviously. I am still debating on the buttons.
It’s done now, except for sewing on buttons, but I think I will save it for a Christmas gift. I don’t think she will remember. Sweet Peasy, by Heidi Kirrmaier, out of Xian by Textiles a Mano.