Note from Heather: My aunt and I saw a sample of this scarf at a knitting store. The colors are definitely my aunt's colors. I told her if she purchased the yarn, I'd knit the scarf. I finished the 17,516 stitches in less than 3 weeks.
Note from Heather: I made Lydia's sister Charlotte green and blue slippers. I asked Lydia if she would like a pair and she immediately said yes. I let her pick her colors and she let me knit them however I wanted. She thinks they are awesome.
Note from Heather: My family went on an overnight road trip. The first of 4 knitting stores that we stopped at was in Iowa City and called The Kniting Shoppe. When I was in labor with Addison, I was knitting a baby sweater for her. The nurse told me her sister-in-law owned a shop in Iowa City. 4 years later, we visited the shop. I purchased the skein of yarn and received the free pattern. The store owner put it in a page protector so I could start knitting it right away in the van and in the hotel. It was like she knew me! I did knit the scarf right away. I had a hard time putting it down. It was finished by the time we came home the next day.