Thursday, July 24, 2008

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...

My mother's cousin is with us for a couple of weeks. He's more like a younger brother to Mum than a cousin, having spent a lot of time at their house when they were kids. I like him a lot - much, much more than my other uncles.

He spent 10 days with us in South West Rocks last year and was with us the day we hit the motherload of handknits for the entire North coast at a Vinnies in Laurieton - on a half price sale!

It wasn't a pretty sight that day - he had to make several trips to the car for us and he spent the next week watching us unpick and unravel the very many jumpers we had found.

He must have been paying attention, though, because he arrived on Tuesday with two suitcases. One of his clothes and one of beautiful hand-knitted woollen jumpers from op-shops in his little Queensland town. Mum doesn't know whether to laugh or cry but I'm just so proud!

10 comments:

Michelle said...

There is nothing that impresses me more than a man who pays attention!

He's a keeper, that second cousin of yours!

lovestitches said...

That is so sweet!!

Leah said...

Now that's an uncle!

amanda j said...

That's fantastic! Your Mum will have to knit him something - even if it's a tea cosy. I guess he doesn't have much use for jumpers in QLD!

Kate said...

Hilarious. Of course, you'll know when you've really got him because he'll have unravelled the next lot and produced a suitcase of skeins! V. impressive : D In another 2-3 trips he'll be asking one of you to teach him how to knit!

TinkingBell said...

Hurrah for men who pay attention, men who op shop and men who follow through - htat's the sort of relative you'd pick!

Jejune said...

Hurrah for blokes to pay attention, and remember, and then even DO nice things :) Hope you and your mum both enjoy his visit!

Jejune said...

WHO pay attention, not TO. Doh. Yah boo sucks to me who doesn't pay attention to her typing...

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Now that is a relative worth keeping. No wonder you like him a lot.

Donna Lee said...

Look how easy it was to train him! One trip with you and Mom.