The Sweater Girl
(In no way is this to be confused with my previous posting "Oscar Aftermath")
The hand knitted sweater for Heidi has finally arrived. She seems to like it and I love it for her.
While the weather is warming, she will not need it this Spring except to show off around the neighbourhood and perhaps putting in an appearance in an Easter Parade.
There is a story that goes with this sweater. In mid winter a blogging friend expressed concern for Heidi in the cold weather we have here. She put out the call on her blog for someone who might knit Heidi a sweater. No one responded.
One day, a new blogging friend showed up on the comments on my blog. In response I visited her blog and realized she was a knitter, actually quite a remarkable master knitter. In jest, which is often my way, being a bit of a tease, I commented I thought at first she was dropping by to answer the call for someone to knit Heidi a sweater. I really did not expect what came next.
Gram, as I have come to call here, said she would enjoy the challenge to knit a sweater for Heidi. She wanted to see if she could using a pattern she found online. I sent her the required measurements and she went to work. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, she made a couple of false starts because she didn't like the pattern of the wool and the stitch she was using.
Soon she settled on the colours and the hounds tooth pattern (how appropriate is that) she was once again working away at the knitting including some refinements. What started out as a turtle neck was finally made a cardigan.
Two days ago the sweater arrived in the mail. Heidi was quite willing for me to put in on her.
Heidi lay down and was her usual relaxed self.
She then went over to sit on her couch forcing June to move over.
I took her outside and her, not so secret admirer, from down the road came to check out the new sweater girl on the street.
In the usual doggy fashion, he decided it was still the same female he has admired for some time.