Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Exquisite!

This beautiful cardigan and the matching set of booties were knitted by our son-in-law's mother, Val. Isn't it gorgeous? Val chose a laceweight yarn (hope I'm correct here, Val) to knit this for the new granddaughter, Gwen.
Val's the kind of knitter who could look at you, holding an in-depth conversation, while knitting right along at Warp 9. Sigh. I am in awe of her talents.
I count our extended family in New Zealand as one of the blessings in my life. While everyone was a bit anxious at our first meeting years ago, we all hit it off straight away. I feel as if I have known Val and Hugo all my life. The private joke between Val and I is that both of our kids came home with foreigners. :)
Both Val and Hugo have been over to the States a couple of times. We have a ball when they visit even just doing simple things like visiting the sheep down at the barn or shopping at the local Kohl's store where everyone seems to find at least one necessary or frivolous thing they needed. And Las Vegas will never be the same. wink, wink...
So, you see what I aspire to as I learn how to knit myself. No, I never learned although my mother, another knitter-extraordinaire in her own right, tried to teach me many times. I was the child who could not sit still indoors long enough to learn anything even remotely domestic. The knitting talent has jumped over me and landed in the capable hands of my daughter. Maybe, someday, with practice, I will be able to at least do a hat or two.

I just hope I'll be able to keep my jaw from dropping while watching the two "real knitters" in the family. But, it's like having the Mona Lisa hanging in front of you while you are stuck doing paint-by-number....

4 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Gorgeous sweater, something she can give to her daughter some day.

melanie said...

Beautiful!

Val said...

Thankyou for your praise on the knitting, it is most appreciated but more than that Hugo and I appreciate you friendship and the wonderful times we have enjoyed with you and Ralph when we have visited the U.S. Also the times we have spent together on your visits to N.Z. We now share a wonderful granddaughter

Tina T-P said...

How pretty and what a wonderful keepsake for your granddaughter. T.