Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nostalgia

When Ryan was making a decision about where he wanted to attend graduate school, I made a concerted effort to keep my opinions to myself. But you may have heard my resounding "Hooray!" on April 10, 2013 when he decided on Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I was thrilled because I really did think this school was the best fit for him, and there is the (big!) added benefit that The Loopy Ewe also happens to be in Fort Collins, just 5 miles from his house! 

I've visited The Loopy Ewe during each of my visits with Ryan, and he has always accompanied me. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he is a patient and exceptional yarn-picker-outer, even choosing some yarn for himself. This was one of his choices because it reminded him of his favorite flannel shirt, worn out long ago.


Because he keeps his house cool, he finds that his fingers get cold while working on math late into the night. He always likes fingerless mitts, so this skein finally became Nostalgia.



I really enjoyed knitting with this String Theory self-striping yarn and may be inordinately proud of how well the stripes match. There was a bit of finagling, but not much. I'm taking these mitts and a matching shirt along during my visit. How handy that once I give Ryan these belated birthday gifts, there will be room in my suitcase to bring home at least another two skeins of yarn from The Loopy Ewe!



10 comments:

  1. I love String Theory yarn and your choice was PERFECT for those mitts! what a great idea!

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  2. Those are some awesome fingerless mitts right there!

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  3. ooh they're perfect! ..and with that shirt, oh my! (now I can't wait to see what you fit into that "empty space")

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  4. Have a wonderful visit! And those mitts are great! He's a lucky boy!

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  5. How fun you found a shirt to match his favorite of long ago! Fingerless gloves are so handy during the cold winter nights. I wear them ALL the time! You're a great mom. Enjoy the Loopy!! (And your visit with Ryan!)

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  6. Have a wonderful visit, Bonny. Those are wonderful mitts (and shirt!), and Ryan will be sure to appreciate them (especially during those chilly, math-solving nights to come). XO

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  7. beautiful gift!!! My son who is in a phd for pure math is probably leaving with a masters and is once again applying to phd schools for mainly biostats with two stats school. I am not trying to keep my mouth shut but I should. He knows my favorites quite well.

    I pray each day that I accept wherever he goes with grace....fingers crossed!!

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  8. ack, did I just talk about me the whole time?? I love the mitts and he is going to love his present!!!

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