Saturday, April 3, 2010

Another long hiatus


Is there an excuse for waiting this long and what could have kept me this long from the computer? I will let you in on all the what fors.

I think all of you know about my son in law, Steve. I call him Peter Pan, who will never grow up. He has many endearing qualities but that is a great one. Anna, his wife, who is one of my favorite daughters (I have three favorites) and Steve decided, that since it was going to be Anna's sixtieth birthday around the same time it was my ninetieth we would combine our celebrations into one party.

Apparently Steve wears home made sox on his feet when he enters the house of one of their friends. Some of them are outragiously colorful. When asked where he gets them, he replies From a mother in law who loves him. And then someone said, would she make a pair for me? His answer was Send some money to the Port Angeles Food bank and maybe she will. So twenty four couples took up a collection and sent more than six hundred dollars to the food bank. Two days ago I finished the twenty fourth pair. I rushed over to my neglected computer and it would not work. Last night, another favorite daughter, Martha, helped me overcome the problems. Martha is the plot lady you can read about on Shreve's advertisers. And by the way, Shreve has promised to insert a picture of most of the sox in question.

And then I have to warn you that another favorite daughter, Jane, sent me a huge book. The note with the book said:
HAPPY BASEBALL SEASON from three of your fans, Anna, Martha and Jane. The title of the book is WILLIE MAYS, by James Hirsch
It will take me to the time of the next World Series to finish it. Last night the MARINERS won in spring training exhibition play and I will hope for many more victories. Life is so exciting!!

12 comments:

Barbara said...

Well, I'm glad that the delay in posting occurred because you had too many good things to do. Your online fans begin to worry - this is good news!

Charlene said...

So glad you're back! 24 pairs of socks -- I am so impressed!! Can't wait to see the pictures. Me thinks all of your favorite daughters (and your Peter Pan son-in-law) are very blessed to have you in their lives. Happy Easter and Happy Baseball Season!

musingegret said...

Oh Ms. Svensto---We're so happy that you're back posting and all has been good in the interim! Can't wait to see the socks; aren't your little fingers tired?!
Have a wonderful Easter and know that all your devoted fans can't wait for the next installment.

shibi04 said...

You have certainly made a lot of feet very happy! Can't wait to see your socks!

Julien said...

This might be my favorite post ever...on so many levels. Delightful!

weecyn said...

Those are some great socks! Welcome back.

Charlene said...

Oh my! Those are some happy-looking feet! They need to make a dancing video for you-tube. :-)

Beth said...

Happy Feet!

steph said...

Beautiful socks, Svensto! I love all the happy colors.

ByJane said...

I have a couple of half-finished, half pairs of socks. I love the yarn but don't have the patience for it. So I'm really impressed with your 24!

Dana said...

Love all of your socks!! They're so colorful. I just started knitting my first pair of socks, so I know how much work it is to knit 24 pairs. Out of curiosity, what brand of sock yarn did you use?

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Great socks and great charity work. You must knit fast! That's an amazing amount of work.