Treasures

July 9, 2018

Last week, while Mom and I hung out together and did our best to find refuge from the heat wave, Patrick took a quick trip to Cape Cod for a reunion with some of his cousins. He was pleasantly surprised to encounter nearly no traffic slow-downs on the nearly two-hour trip. Everyone who was heading to the beach to escape the heat had already arrived and was staying put as long as possible!

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Over the course of less than 24 hours, he savored walks on the beach, a feast of fresh seafood — including oysters harvested just outside the front door — catching up with cousins, and a tea party and iPad games with the youngsters.

He returned home with two tangible treasures: the last yarn from the stash of beloved Aunt Mary Ann, a wonderful woman and prodigious knitter who died a couple of years ago.

What shall I make with these approximately 1,000 yards of cotton? I welcome any and all suggestions.

Yellow-cotton-yarn

A walk on the beach yielded another treasure, which now sits at my bedside: a reminder that love is all around us; we just have to keep our eyes (and hearts) open for it.

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2 Responses to “Treasures”

  1. Sarah C. Mills Says:

    Remember me from Smith? A dear knitting friend made me 3 hand-knit face cloths, which I graciously accepted and knew I’d probably never use – don’t tell her ;-) Well, in this wicked Maine heat and humidity, I soaked one in cold water, and the cotton yearn that looks just like your picture absorbed enough but didn’t drip, so I tucked it at the back of my neck where it sat for over an hour, still feeling cool!! When I told her how I’d used it, she said she’d make me a long one to go around my whole neck! (Each of the 3 was a different pattern, but all were in combinations of that beautiful yellow and a coordinating fern-green.

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