Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Haley's NEW Roses
OK, here's version 2, with narrow bands of pink on the cuff to set off the rose panel. Better? I think so. This one is in Lang Jawoll. Beauty!

Was going to post a progress photo of my Jaywalkers, but I can't find them! I think I either left the bag at work, or carried it to a restaurant over the weekend and left it there. This is what happens when you have too many projects going on at one time. It's a good thing I only had one child...

So my niece posted at her blog that her son (6 years old, I think) decided to move out. Read about it here. It reminded me of a story my husband's aunt told me many years ago.
Said aunt has three children about my age, each more wonderful than the last. One of them, let's call him 'Will', came to the decision when he was about five years old that he had had enough! and it was time for him to move on. 'Will' packed a bag, with his mother's help. He took no food, but he included a stocking cap, in case it got cold (it was summer!). He packed no underwear, because he didn't know where he would be staying, and he "...didn't want to have to change his underwear in front of people". 'Will's' mother helped him fold his clothes neatly, closed the suitcase carefully, told him to be careful and write (when he learned how!) kissed him good-bye, and sent him out the door (it was a different time then, and little kids could walk down country roads carrying small suitcases without ending up on a milk bottle). Of course, as he left, his mother said, "It's too bad you're leaving before supper -- we're having your favorite tonight!"
'Will' made it about half-a-mile down the road before he reconsidered. When he returned to the house, he informed his mother that it would be a shame to waste all that food, and he guessed he could still run away tomorrow. She agreed.

He never did, though!




4 comments:

Sarah said...

That is too funny, Dalton is the first who actually wanted to move out. I always knew that he would be my handful. He is happy and content now. Congrats on becoming a grammy, tell Nick and Nici that I said congrats and I will keep them in prayer.

Chelle said...

What a beautiful sock, now where did you buy that yarn? Is the pattern going to be for sale soon on your website? Chelle

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I love this story! I used to do this too but all I packed was cookies! LOL The socks look beautiful great call!!!

Becky said...

Thanks for the prayers, Sarah. I think we ALL have always known that Dalton would be your handful! LOL!

Chelle,
Thank you! I think I bought the yarn at http://www.theknitter.com, but I'm not certain of that. I hope to have the pattern ready for sale by the middle of the month. Nancy Wild will be test-knitting it for me soon.

E,
I never ran away, unless you count finishing high school in January of '74 (two months after I turned 17!), getting married a week later, and moving to North Carolina a few days after that!