This year, I have a new left hip.
That is 2 pounds of titanium and porcelain settling into my body and taking its sweet time doing it.
Which means no driving or shopping for me this holiday season. Which means I get to pick up my knitting needles and make something for my loved ones. The ones who will not be getting gift certificates or other impersonal yet so convenient online gifts simply because I am going to give them a truly personal and handmade present.
I am persistent, not stubborn which something I am accused of often. Making things by hand takes a lot of time, which I happen to have a lot of at the moment, but still, you could be doing other things.
Even when the gifts I’ve made end up in strange places, I keep on knitting.
Take this text message conversation I had recently with my son for example:
Hey mom, how do I get bloodstains out the gloves
Why do I always get the weirdo questions? Soak them in either seltzer or white vinegar. And no more acts of violence while wearing mommy’s gloves!
Thanks!! And no promises
How are your gloves?
Haven’t washed them yet
But I still wear them everyday
I have finals! No time for glove cleaning 🙁
OK we’ll have a post final glove decontamination activity!
Franco stole my gloves and washed dishes with them
NOOOOOOO!!!!! Are they clean? The gloves, not the dishes
They better be
He only did it for groupme likes
What is that?
A way to measure how cool u are in the frat
He better win. I mean, we better win!
Don’t take his side
Mom!!! I lost the gloves!!! can you please make me another pair
And the saga oft he gloves continues…well, OK
Nevermind i found them!!!
Could u make a pair for 2 of my friends? They really want a pair
Reeeaallllly? a pair of gloves knit by you Sky’s mommy?
They’re so comfy and everyone compliments them
Do I get a video of them wearing them saying how fabulous they are???
Dealio! can i make them in a different color like blue?
Tell them I recommend they avoid bleeding and washing dishes with them
With great gloves comes great responsibilities
Amen and may the force be with you