Love sometimes comes softly in a small package.
It really does.
It may be tiny–10 grams’ worth of Loops & Threads Luxury Sock in Balloon colorway–but, it took my 17-year-old teen 3 hours plus to knit just one bootie of the seamless pair in 2.25 mm circular needles and light fingering-weight yarn, all by herself.
She kinda followed Susan Glinert Stevens‘ seamless version of Saartje pattern and improvised as the zen-knitting journey took her to make it complete. I wasn’t able to see the final finish with some adorable ribbons for closure instead of buttons (as I did with my pair below.) Just imagine the cuteness…
Though it was the smallest, dainty little package among humongous gifts at the party, these hand-knit booties was the only one apparently being passed around 3 or 4 times at the baby shower. My teen is the happiest girl in town…now she wants to knit more of these in different sizes for the growing baby-to-be. Sometimes, someone can say or do something so small that can fit into a big empty space in one’s heart.
I was aspired…and this is my well-traveled pair. Can you name the place…or the monumental art installation?
It’s a lovely, sunny, summer-like day.
It turned into a lazy, beautiful, sunshine day (the day after fantastic Pole Pedal Paddle)…live it! I’m grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Today, I choose to count my blessings, not my problems.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)