My dear friend, Irene, has driven my oldest daughter to and from her homeschool high-school co-op once a week for this entire year. It is about an hour away, so it would be a huge effort for me to work this out on my own. However, the co-op is fantastic and we really wanted dd to participate. Irene drives her own daughter (and her daughter now drives sometimes, too) and my dd, waits around the whole day and then drives the girls home. Sigh. I could never repay this kindness to Irene, so I am just tucking away this and all of the other generous things people in my life do for me. One day, I will bless other homeschooling moms with lots of little ones at home who cannot do all of the things they would like to do for their older children.
I decided to show Irene my love and gratitude by knitting her a pair of socks. I used my very best sock yarn, Pagewood Farm‘s Alyeska Hand Dyed Sock Yarn, which is a cashmere blend. The pattern is ‘Sheri’s Posies Socks’ from the book, Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson. If you look closely, you can see the flower motif along the front of the socks. I thought this was like giving Irene a big boquet of flowers — only better!