Today is a palindrome day 01022010. The numbers are the same forward as backward and for some odd reason or another it really amuses me. Silly things like that really capture my attention, but I really couldn’t tell you why. Just interesting I guess.
Yesterday the girls and I took off to visit friends that live on Bainbridge Island. Wendy and I went to college together, played soccer together and three of her girls are around the same ages my two girls are. We love going over there and spending time, usually just hanging out. Many years ago I taught Wendy to knit and I love seeing the projects that she has created over the years. Now she is learning to spin as well.
To make a long story short, their family will soon be relocated to the Midwest. We will miss having having them around, they are part of our extended family by choice. I am thankful that the technology available makes it so easy to stay in contact, but it doesn’t replace the physical proximity that we have enjoyed over the years. When I learned that they would be moving from the area, I knew that I wanted to do something extra special for Wendy, something that I knew that she would appreciate and treasure. At the time I was over half way done with this sock blanket, so I decided that this one would be for her.
I know that this blanket is going to get lots of use!
And a big thank you to Charlotte who’s doll stuff inspired today’s 365 photo: