Monday, June 14, 2010

Three Days, 2583+ Miles, and an Elfin Hat


A week ago, I was on my second day of a 2583+ mile trip.  I flew from here to Dallas, to Chicago, to Charleston, WV where my dear friend, Troy, picked me up from the airport to head back to his Mom's in Shady Springs.  She had been in the hospital for a month and he needed to bring her to Texas, so that he could care for her until she is strong enough to stay on her own again.


I worked on this little elfin hat while on the plane and the ride home. The self-striping sock yarn is very fun.  It is exciting to see what design will be worked as you go.


The pattern had little corkscrew fringes on the peak, but I thought it needed to be less frilly for a boy so I made a little braid to top it off.  I can't wait to see it on Little Man... though he won't need a hat for quite awhile in this kind of heat!


My dear, sweet daughter drove two and a half hours and back just so I could have this precious hug while I was passing through West Virginia.  Oh, how I loved this time.  These two are priceless treasures. 
(Photo by Amanda)

20 comments:

Deb said...

you have a very wonderful daughter there...cute little hat...I know your little man was happy to see you...

nanny said...

Oh that makes me cry just thinking about it....That was so sweet of Amanda....She knew how much that hug meant to you (and I'm sure it meant as much to Alex)
I wish we could join the fun they will have tomorrow night...can't wait to see pictures!!

It's Just Dottie said...

Such a sweet hug, I hide in my heart every moment I am with my little ones so I can think about them later. I know you do too.
Dottie

Darlene said...

You have been on a big journey. The hat is ADORABLE!! How sweet of your daughter to bring your little man to see you.♥

kim said...

The hat is so cute and he will be adorable in it when it gets cooler. That was so sweet of her to meet you like that so you could have a hug.

Debbie said...

I'll bet you're glad to be home again! The hat is darling, just right for the one who will wear it. Great job!
Debbie

Mary Lou said...

Nothing like a good knitting project on a trip..Cute Cute hat! I love the pattern.
He's so cute and I know precious to you. Glad you had the time with your daughter.
Take care.

Betsy said...

Well, the hat is just adorable...but it's that last photo that is priceless!

Lauri said...

I am LOVING the new blog design! How did you do it? I like how you have the middle section in a bigger size and font (which is best since it's where the posts go and maybe some of us have a harder time seeing, ha ha!)

Christine said...

I choking back the tears ater reading about the hug and seeing the photo of you two!

Love......~sigh~.....that's so beautiful.

The hat is really cute, also.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

What a trip you had. It brought back all the memories of when we lived in Texas and I'd take the two little boys in the truck and head back to WV to visit grandparents at least twice a year. Yep, me, a dog and two little kids on a 3 day drive to WV..we made it an adventure and only stopped at hotels with pools so we could swim - and get them tired out each evening.
I miss those simple days... and hugs they gave me.
tammy

Amanda said...

Even if we have to stand in front of a fan to keep Little Man cool, we MUST get a photo of him wearing the Elfin next week. Too stinkin' cute to wait till winter! We love you and can't wait to see you! XOXOXOXOXOXO

Debbie said...

Darn cute hat! Looks like one he will wear for a few years to come. That hug picture is priceless! Yes, wish you could have been in Marshall/Jefferson with us; we had such fun! Tara and I are planning to come there this summer to meet you and see Vickie.

California Girl said...

Your daughter IS a treasure.

Dana said...

Oh that is so cute! It will come in very handy in a few months! Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

From the Kitchen said...

You do, indeed, have a wonderful daughter-in-law to bring that precious "gift" for a hug! What a trek you've had but what a great way you occupied your time. Love the hat!!

My hometown, which I return to every October from here in Chicago, is about two hours from Charleston, WVA so I drive through there every year on my way to Roanoke, VA. Beautiful area especially in the fall. Hope your travels remain safe and fun.

Best,
Bonnie

From the Kitchen said...

Small world! I like to think of your adorable little Alex living in my hometown. My sisters and I meet back there for two weeks every October. My e-mail is:
bonnie353@sbcglobal.net

E-mail me and we can talk about Roanoke and other wonderful areas around there.

I am currently entertaining a friend from Fond du Lac. This is our last day together so I'll be back in blogland in the next day or so.

Best,
Bonnie

linda said...

So great of Amanda to make the drive so you could get your little man fix! She knows your heart!

The hat is precious...just like the little man that will be wearing it next winter!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Priceless Treasures indeed!

Jill said...

Giving that sweet little body a squeeze is truly a gift (and a hug for Momma too!)

I LOVE that hat!!

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