Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy ☺

Last Christmas I knitted approximately six billion pairs of mittens and matching hats. Well, it certainly felt like that many!

Some were for charities, local and kind-of-local; some were for my family's kids, and some were for Old Man's family's kids.

Yesterday we were visiting his niece and her family, and I was knitting a pair of mittens for the Headstart kids at Pine Ridge Reservation. I asked her son (who is going into kindergarten) to try them on for size, since I was knitting from memory-- and my memory isn't always the best! His sister (above)-- who is going into first grade, holy cow!-- pipes up with, "I love my mittens, Aunt Lyn!" The ones I had made her for Christmas last year...

She got a humungous hug! While inside my heart was going all wishy-washy happy-dance.

That's what keeps me going when I wonder "why am I doing all this again???"