Paul returned home to much fanfare yesterday. (His mom is doing a little bit better although she's still very weak and the doctors have exhausted their resources for treating her. Thanks to everyone who kept us in their thoughts and prayers during this time.) Elizabeth wanted to make his return home special so she decided to make him a cake "all by herself". She even insisted that she handle the oven part by herself, which always makes me nervous, but she did a wonderful job.
She even let Finn lick one of the whipped cream beaters...his first!
Paul was so thrilled that she put so much thought into welcoming him home. :)
And I was thrilled that he thought of me when he was passing by Tamarack on his way home yesterday. He knows me well.
On to WIP Wednesday...the buttons for Finn's vest came, and he couldn't have been more excited with his car buttons. The vest he could take or leave, but the buttons, now those are exciting!
I've also been adding to my stash in the last week. The Malabrigo silky merino and Lorna's Laces organic merino, on the left, came from The Backwards Loop which was featured on Soulemama's blog last week. I have plans for those so you'll see them again soon. The brown and green on the far right came from Portugal and was intended for a gnome hat for Finn
More than halfway through Finn's gnome hat, using the pattern from The Children's Year, I realized the yarn was likely to run out before the end.
So I started over using Mirasol hand-dyed yarn. I just love this colorway...very gnomish.