February 06, 2008
Erin's first knitting project was this baby sweater, intended for a pregnant friend. But I wasn't there when she started it, so she didn't know that she could float the yarn up the side of the work instead of cutting at every color change. When she finished all the pieces and saw the tangle of mess she had to contend with, she picked the whole thing up and placed it in the garbage can.
Luckily, I was there at that moment, and knitting -- no matter how heinous -- does not belong in the garbage. I took it home and dumped it in a box of yarn, where it sat for three years.
And if Erin had adopted a girl, it would've sat there until eternity.
But Erin had a boy, and I had work to do.
I cursed those tails as I wove them in, but I did it because I couldn't wait to hear the awe in Erin's voice when she realized that the first knitting project she ever made would actually be worn by her new baby.
And it was totally worth it.
"Tucker, look what your mommy and Aunt Sarah made for you," I heard her whisper over the phone.
Yep, totally worth it.
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