Abigail spent most of the week sick with a nasty cold and cough; we took her to the dr on Thursday to check her lungs (clear!), and then since we were just down the road from my yarn store, we stopped in for a visit. Unfortunately, neither my mom nor I had our cameras with us (two bloggers, zero cameras...for shame!), but while we were there, we bought Abigail her first very own knitting needles and a skein of bulky wool yarn to go with it. Here we are back at home, passing on the tradition to the next generation...
the pattern and yarn and then she made it for me! She has been knitting for a very long time -- sixty years plus, I think -- and she said that this one was a challenge that had stitches even she had never done before! It's beautiful and I love it!
(Kindly overlook the fact that I'm standing like a chimpanzee in the second picture!)
My mom conquered lace knitting this year and made me this beautiful shawl in a pearly gray laceweight yarn. It's so delicate and feminine.