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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday | White and Gold.

Daddy with the laprobe, standing in front of his "Georgia Tech" shelves; it's quite a White and Gold collection!
... my dad's favorite color combination! and therefore the perfect ones to choose for this special laprobe. My sister-in-law Lydia cast-on and knit the first six inches or so. Then she handed it off to me. Next Sara had a turn, and my niece Jillian, my sister Karen and then it came back to me. I added a little more and Katie finished it. It takes a project like this - big stockinette stitches (we held Berroco Vintage double) on size 11 needles - to work across so many knitters. Different gauges, different skill levels...it was all fine once I gave it wash and laid it flat to dry.

He says he can feel the warmth and love knit into each stitch. Knitting is wonderful that way, isn't it?! 

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7 Comments:

Blogger Bonny said...

What a lovely and heartfelt labor of love from your family of knitters!

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014  
Blogger margene said...

All the knitters in your family creating one gift of love is a wonderful way to give of yourselves. The laprobe must be very precious to your father.

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014  
Blogger Lydia said...

LOVE this.

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014  
Blogger Linda said...

I want a phone so I can get this app!!

love the picture of your Dad!! in his golden watercolour glory with his beautiful wrap of love!

Linda in VA

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

What a thoughtful gift!

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014  
Blogger Honoré said...

Knitting is wonderful...Indeed! Indeed! What a treasure and the Waterlogue app is just perfect for this memory+photo. Looking fwd to seeing next week's reveal!

Cheers~

Thursday, 14 August, 2014  
Blogger Sue said...

I really love this, Mary. He will always treasure it!

Friday, 15 August, 2014  

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