Today was a very special day for Little Buddy. His medical foster family came for a special visit. He was asked to be in the wedding of his oldest medical foster sister and her wonderful husband to be, next Spring. They asked me last Monday and of course I cried. He will be walking down the aisle with some great signs attached to his walker. Here they are sealing the deal. I am very excited for him, how wonderful that they love him so much they want him to be included in their very special day,
You have seen his medical foster parents before but here is a photo of the whole gang, well minus one little sister and big brother, they were at home. I have worked with this family several hours a week for over eight years. I feel like part of the family and Little Buddy sure does too! He showed them how he walks with his walker, canes and even stood up all by himself. Today before they came for their visit we reached another world record of standing independently for 38 seconds!!!!!!!! That is doubling his last record of just a few weeks ago. There is no stopping him now!!!
Onto slightly less exciting news. I finished my table runner for my friend Cathy. This will be for her birthday in October if I can wait that long to give it to her. I am great with making but not great with waiting. I love how this turned out but did not love the process. Berroco Boboli Lace yarn is wonderful to knit and crochet with but is tough to weave with. I know this because I have used it several times before, yet once again I fell under the influence of beautiful yarn and did not remember my past issues with it. It is single ply and breaks easily, which is a big problem with weaving. It also has a 40% wool content so I was trimming fuzzy bits of the yarn off all the time. I felt like I was sheering a sheep. It took much, much longer to make because I was either trimming wool bunnies or trying not to break the warp yarn. I made two trivets with the extra yarn I had, doubled up and with a size J hook. I used 700 yards for this project, whoop whoop for that, even though I bought it solely for this project there is none left to create more stash. The final measurements are 70 x 13 inches, without the fringe. This table runner is to go with the blanket she is knitting for her family room in stripes of chocolate brown, cream and almost this exact beige/gold color. I hope she likes it and I hope I can wait to give it to her.
And I hope you are all having a great weekend.