Thanks to the ton of snow and snow days we've been having, I was able to hunker down and finish my son's sweater. I had set a deadline of last Sunday as we were going to visit him to take him out for an early birthday lunch (his bday is 2/10). It was done by Friday.
Well, the weather may have helped my knitting but it didn't help our travel plans. My husband and daughter ended up on the road on Saturday and I stayed home as I was teaching a workshop. It was not easy being left behind and not seeing our son to celebrate his birthday.
The sweater was wrapped up and among his gifts and I left our daughter with specific directions to take a photo of him wearing it NO MATTER WHAT. As I was teaching class, this photo arrived via email. It warmed my heart - it fits him perfectly. Had I been there I would have straightened out the right sleeve, adjusted the neckline and perhaps had a better background setting...but beggars can't be choosers. Someday I'll get a better photo...also had to share one of him when he was two.
Towards the end of my class, my cell phone rang and I quickly answered it...he called to thank me for his sweater. Makes a mom's heart sing.