Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Random Acts of Kindness


This gloriously funky sweater was created by Heather, Gillen's and my crochet teacher. Yes, we are lucky enough to have a professional crochet teacher where the kids go to take homeschool classes once a week. She asked that a parent take the class with each student. Loved that! I am crocheting a sweater for my brother's baby who is due to arrive in Sept. Then I will crochet another one for Nicolas' brother' s baby, also due to arrive in Sept. Then hats, maybe a sweater, a ripple blanket? Gillen is making a hat for papa. It was a struggle. I was glad that he had a teacher other then me. I am glad that she lets him go run in the hall every fifteen minutes during class. His hat is almost finished.

Heather was wearing the above sweater when we signed up for this class a month or so ago and I told her how much I liked it. Two weeks ago, she brought it in and gave it to me. "!" She said that she gives away her stuff because it is priceless and she could never sell it. She wouldn't want to ask that much for it.

I am so grateful for this sweater. I love that it has so much pink, which I had never in my life worn before this spring when I suddenly decided that I love pink, red hair be damned.

Thanks for the huge random act of kindness Heather. Time for me to pass it on (the kindness, not the sweater).

6 comments:

Damien Donck said...

nice to see you are blogging again, i need to start again, but i don't know how to add a new post. I need to dig in and learn the program

Damien

Madeline said...

Hi Damien! yes, please start blogging again. Ask me if you have any questions - call me.

diana-still-evolving said...

There really is nothing in the world like having a piece of Love like that surrounding you! What a happy, Soul-full sweater :) We are so Blessed...

Madeline said...

Yes, Diana, there is nothing like it! I love this sweater and am excited about gifting Heather back with parenting books. She is about to adopt two sisters; she will be doing this as a single parent. She's already started to crochet them such fantastic clothing. Lucky girls.

kelli said...

Beautiful! Embrace the PINK :)

I've never made a sweater before, I want to now *g* it looks amazing.

Madeline said...

Heather did this in 30 hours. But she is really fast. She uses the double crochet stitch a lot because it is so quick and makes up her own patterns. I am making a baby one that is just different rectangles seamed together. I got a really cool library book called The Crochet Workbook about REALLY going away from symetrical patterns. It encourages you to purposefully crochet different assymetrical rows next to each other and mix and match textures. So imaginative.