An old high school friend put the call out on Facebook the other day…
His lovely daughter, Arabella, is celebrating her eighth birthday in the age of COVID. As our province is still being cautious (and rightly so, we’re still averaging between 300 and 400 new cases each day), large gatherings of five or more people are still not permitted. That means no birthday party for poor Arabella.
So my friend asked his facebook friends and family, if we were available this Sunday between 2 and 4, would we mind driving by and giving his lovely girl a birthday honk to make her day feel special?
How can you say no to that? Especially as they are only about a 10 minute drive from our house.
Dave has the Great White Whale out for the summer, so we’re going to put the top down and cruise on by in style. He probably won’t let me decorate it, but still, I think it will be a bit of a thrill for the family.
We are going to stop just long enough to give the birthday girl a present too. So my needles have been clicking furiously.
Arabella loves purple and skulls, so I pulled the chart from this pattern. I’m working it up into a fingering weight beanie – because no one wants a heavy wool hat in summer! I’m using some Alley Cat that Rowan dyed (Lavender for luck), and some leftover Twinkle in Coal. Fun fact – this friend is actually my brother’s best friend from high school, so it’s kind of neat that my brother’s daughter made the yarn that is being used in the hat for his best friend’s daughter!
Anyway, as you can see, I’ve got a floofy little taskmasker watching my every move, so I better get back to it… there’s only a few days left to finish!