Thursday , 26 April 2018

Three-Legged Babies

By Trudy Whitney, Rapid Refill Ink

I took up knitting a few years ago because I was bored watching TV and wanted to make something warm for someone.  Usually, since all I could knit was a straight line, scarves were created for my daughter in the hottest fashion colors.  Now I have learned to knit booties and for a very good reason. ‘Grandmothership’ is arriving en mass this coming summer and fall!

Kenny is my son in law. Allison is Kenny’s brother’s wife. She is the matriarch of the younger family. Her sister, Ashley, with whom I fell in love at first sight, is due in a few weeks! Kenny’s brother’s Robert’s wife, Kate (all beautiful and light) is due a couple of months later.

And most incredible is my daughter, Cory, due in November… and we are excited to have our first grandchild. Needless to say, I have a lot of booties to knit. 

Now being the recycler that I am, I found lots of remnants of yarn in the back of the craft closet and made a connection with an interesting observation at our retail shop.  A lot of babies in strollers come in with only one sock on because the other has been kicked off or lost somewhere.  I think we should treat babies like they had three feet!  Therefore, all booties knitted for the three little precious blessings that are going to come into my life all deserve among other things to spoil them rotten, are three matching socks made from all kinds of remnants guaranteed to match from failed projects too complicated for this crafter. 

Did I mention the two children of Allison’s that redecorate our kitchen every year making cookies? They will have three ponies to ride anytime they want in about a month?  Too bad I cannot knit cowboy boots! All great things come in threes.  And I wish all of three of these lovely young women all the joy that comes with motherhood, just as I did.

Trudy and Bill Whitney are the owners of Rapid Refill Ink, an independently owned retail franchise that refills and remanufactures inkjet and laser/toner cartridges for office and home printers. In an effort to encourage recycling, empty cartridges are brought to the store that can be reused many times.  Sustainable and recycled products were utilized in the build out of the shop located in McKinney.  For more information call 972.548.9393 or email Trudy

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