Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Show and Tell

When one of my nieces was in Kindergarten, the way they did Show and Tell, was every week it corresponded to a letter in the alphabet. "A", bring something to show and tell that begins with "A".... etc.

One week at "Monday Night Dinner" (I will get around to telling y'all about that some day), she asked my hubby, and my brother, if she could bring them for Show And Tell. Now, as you know, all kindergarteners are irresistibly cute, and my kids and nieces and nephews even more so than the average, doncha know... so what red-blooded American uncle worth his salt could say No to a request like that. They made a plan, they would plan their lunch hour around Show and Tell, take off a little extra time, and go to kindergarten the next day.

How cute is this? Thinking back on it always makes me smile - there are my hubby and my brother, standing in a room full of kindergarteners next to their adorable niece, fielding questions from the room "what kind of truck do you drive?" etc, inquiring kindergartener minds want to know, when the teacher asks them to introduce themselves to the class. So they introduce themselves.

"Well that's very nice, Tim and Dave, thank you for coming," and then she asks my niece what Tim and Dave have to do with the letter "U" - that week's Show and Tell letter. She proudly looks up and them and beams, "U is for Uncle - and these are MY uncles!" Too cute!

So, here's my Show and Tell for this week, and part of it is courtesy of my cute niece's dad (the sis's hubby). Remember how my sis was going to Germany and we gave her yarn money? Well, she was so busy (work, bummer) she didn't get to shop. But, look at the picture up top there.... the next week her hubby went on a business trip to Norway, and look what he turned up with on Easter! He actually went into a yarn store in Norway, not knowing a THING about what he was supposed to be looking for, not to mention couldn't speak the language... and came back with some Norwegian sock yarn! Gotta love a guy who will shop for yarn on a business trip, for his wife, SIL and MIL!

This is Rauma-ragg, made in Norway, 80% Ren ny ull (first use wool - I looked it up!) and 20% nylon, and I'm pretty sure it's superwash. I've been wanting to make boot socks for my hiking boots, and this will be perfect!

And checkie out my new Claudia Handpainted sock yarn - Turquoise Jeans colorway. I've never used this before, but it's gorgeous, and soft. I'm thinking ribbed socks - we'll see.

What do you have to Show and Tell?

20 Comments:

At 10:27 PM, Anonymous erin said...

When my hubby went on a working trip to the UK last year, and asked whether he could buy me yarn, I asked for sock yarn. Can't go far wrong with sock yarn. He bought enough for me to knit each of us a pair. Come to think of it (yikes!) I haven't started even one! By the way, your Norwegian sock yarn looks very interesting!

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

i agree, your sock yarn looks so yummy! even though i've publicly declared that i'm not a sock knitter, i have a feeling that the sock yarns out there will one day lure me in, with all their yummy colors. the pull is strong, i can feel it. it's just a matter of time. =)

 
At 4:01 AM, Blogger Sheryl said...

Love the kindergarten story; they are precious at that age. Your BIL deserves a crown for that yarn store adventure, and I can hardly wait to see the socks. The Claudia is beautiful, I need to check that out too. Take care!

 
At 4:40 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

I love the uncle story. Much more appropriate than what I showed at show & tell on U day (do you remember Underoos? I showed my Wonderwoman. The horror!)

Amy

 
At 5:05 AM, Blogger Karen said...

What a cute show and tell story!! And I'll have to tell Pea he's been one-upped. I got a lot of comments after my Christmas post mentioning he went to the LYS alone to get yarn for my stocking - but a LYS in NORWAY beats that hands down. :) And your BIL sure picked some awesome yarn too. Your new Claudia's yarn is gorgeous - I love show and tell day!!!

 
At 5:45 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

What a cute uncle story! I love the picture my mom has of me wrapped around one of my uncle's legs when I was about 4. Uncles can be so cool. Love your Norwegian sock yarn. The BIL is a keeper.

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

Too cute. WHERE did you find the Lily of the Valley???

You know...from the retired place in which it grow, we learn humility. Or we were supposed to. ROFL

What good uncles they are!

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

That is an adorable story about your neice.

What a nice BIL to go yarn shopping! Nice yarn he picked out too.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous jillian said...

You have the coolest family! Beautiful yarn all around!

 
At 10:39 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Too cute when kids love their relatives that much to bring them to show and tell. And how dedicated of them to bring back yarn for you from business trips! I'd been wondering about the Claudia Handpainted... Maybe I'll have to go check it out. (like my credit card needs any more exercise.)

 
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At 11:55 AM, Blogger Holly said...

I have not one single memory of show and tell. Hmmm...must've had some pretty dull entries. Although, actually, I'm rather glad of that after reading Amy's comment. Ha!
I like your international yarn very much, BTW.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Major husband points there! That ragg yarn is a gorgeous blue. Looking forward to hearing what you think of the Claudia's...

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Amy from Ezekiel's Garden said...

Oh no! I think Blogger ate my comment...

Anyway, I thought the story of your niece was so cute! :) I just love KGer's.

Your yarn is nice - both of them. I'm very impressed with your BIL, what a nice man!

If you are looking for a good ribbed sock pattern, I strongly recommend adapting Knitty's Thuja pattern for your gauge and yarn. It has worked beautifully for my latest pair of socks, and it's a "different" rib pattern, too, which makes things a little spicy, ya know?

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

For my show and tell I have two more finished pairs of socks! Woo Hoo! That puts me at 9 total, five just this year! Time to go cast on some new pairs!

 
At 3:05 AM, Blogger Sharon in Ireland said...

Oh that Show and Tell story is very cute. Aren't you the lucky one getting yarn from Norway, the colours are lovely.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger keohinani said...

omg, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE the claudia handpainted! Great stuff, that. MMMMM....
that is some cool yarn. how lucky are you!
and your niece...so so cute! and so smart!
you always have such great stories to share :)
children do wonders to enrich the lives of those around them, don't they?

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Louisa said...

Cute story, Lynda! My favourite pictures of my adult kids are their kindergarten ones. I love remembering them when they were little and innocent and adorable. (Not that they're not adorable now of course!)

Just wanted to mention that I just took your Count Your Socks button for my blog. I have 31 pairs knit since 1987, including 4 since Jan 1, 2006. Still have lots of pairs on the needles though! Hopefully the tally will grow soon.

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Lynda said...

Louisa- I'm glad you joined us Sock Counters- I'll get you added to the list. Do you have a blog I can link?

 
At 6:08 AM, Blogger Chris said...

My daughter took my Husband and I on the day of our Anniversary. She was actually leader that day and had to bring snacks and drinks. So we brought a wedding cake with the colors of our wedding and sparkling Grape Juice (aka Champagne). We had "wine glasses", top hats for the boys, and veils (hand made by me with barrette clips) for the girls. I took my bouquet and hair decoration (no veil). The kids loved it!

 

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