Creating Every Day: Trashy Style
For a short time, the two of us stayed with my parents as I worked my way through graduate school.
She was glued to my side most of the time; attending meetings, testing ideas, writing papers, hanging shows.
If I was upstairs, she was upstairs. If I went to the garage, she went to the garage. But my dad had a special routine with her every night. While I showered, the two of them would sit on the couch and look at the Weather Bug app on his Kindle. By the time I dried off, they knew everything about today, tomorrow and the next 7 days.
They made a cute pair always talking about the weather and cuddling and I will forever hold that image in my heart. Although a few miles separate her from her grandpa in the evenings during this stage of our life, her interest in the weather has not died down.
This year we decided to do a project tying our interests together.
She checks the temperature everyday.
I knit one row everyday.
The color correlates with the temperature.
The yarn comes from sweaters I saved from second-hand stores and tediously deconstructed.
She thinks it should hug her bed at the end of the year.
I think it will make a sweet play tent.
Maybe her grandpa will receive it as a gift.
Cheers to little traditions and memories.
Cheers to sweaters that will look better in a different form.
Cheers to creating together every.single.day.