Last Tuesday, at SSK (Silver Spring Knitters, our local group), I coerced Heidi into modeling my newly completed hat.

Newsboy Cap

The cap is a summer version of a hat I wore all winter long. (I’m obsessing a little bit about hats right now, lots of deadlines for sweaters, vests, socks and minutely crocheted shawls, and all I want to do is make hats.)

After we had settled back in…

We had some unexpected (to me, at least!) visitors:

You may recognize James, I’m holding Jay, and in the bottom right corner is the back of Selma’s head. (Note they all have dressed for the event–James in a nice jacket, Selma in a skirt and crocheted shawl, and Jay in his Spiderman Jammies–everyone picked out their own outfits, I hear.) They had come to surprise me and James had worked quietly with the Martha, our group’s fearless leader to arrange their visit. James said something like this, when he arrived:

“In the military, when someone has a big achievement, we like to make a fuss, have a ceremony and give them a plaque to commemorate the event. Amy’s first book was just released in March, and to celebrate Jay and Selma and I had this put together.”

Then, they unveiled the coolest surprise ever:

James wrote to my publisher to ask them for a cover of the book, and they sent him one! Then he took it to our local frame shop and worked with the framer to come up with the perfect frame. I love it. And I was so touched that James took all that time and effort to say publicly that he was proud of me. What a sweetie.

Familiar Visitors at Knit Night
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30 thoughts on “Familiar Visitors at Knit Night

  • April 28, 2008 at 2:15 am
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    Congratulations! That’s such a wonderfully nice thing for him to do. You’re a lucky gal. Of course, you deserve it!

  • April 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm
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    Congratulations! That’s such a wonderfully nice thing for him to do. You’re a lucky gal. Of course, you deserve it!

  • April 28, 2008 at 4:39 am
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    That’s fabulous – and much nicer looking than most of the military plaques!

  • April 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm
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    That’s fabulous – and much nicer looking than most of the military plaques!

  • April 28, 2008 at 9:03 am
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    I’m not sure which I’m more in love with: your man or your hat!!!!

  • April 28, 2008 at 2:03 am
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    I’m not sure which I’m more in love with: your man or your hat!!!!

  • April 28, 2008 at 9:35 am
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    Oh, yes that was so sweet of all!!! Wonderful family, and wonderful friends!
    And that means you’re wonderful too. We’re always surrounded for the people that’s alike us, isn’t it?
    lol…
    That’s great for you!
    Congratulations!

  • April 28, 2008 at 2:35 am
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    Oh, yes that was so sweet of all!!! Wonderful family, and wonderful friends!
    And that means you’re wonderful too. We’re always surrounded for the people that’s alike us, isn’t it?
    lol…
    That’s great for you!
    Congratulations!

  • April 28, 2008 at 9:42 am
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    What a lovely idea!

    And you know, he’s right to be proud of you!

  • April 28, 2008 at 2:42 am
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    What a lovely idea!

    And you know, he’s right to be proud of you!

  • April 28, 2008 at 10:37 am
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    Reason #6,928 why I/we are going to miss you so much!

  • April 28, 2008 at 3:37 am
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    Reason #6,928 why I/we are going to miss you so much!

  • April 28, 2008 at 11:24 am
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    What a wonderful and sweet surprise-congrats!

  • April 28, 2008 at 4:24 am
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    What a wonderful and sweet surprise-congrats!

  • April 28, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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    awesome…. You deserve it!, We are all very proud of you!!!!!

  • April 28, 2008 at 6:11 am
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    awesome…. You deserve it!, We are all very proud of you!!!!!

  • April 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm
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    How awesome is that! You deserve to be spoiled in public – enjoy it!!

  • April 28, 2008 at 9:59 am
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    How awesome is that! You deserve to be spoiled in public – enjoy it!!

  • April 29, 2008 at 12:11 am
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    The absolute best and you totally deserve this honor.
    Kudos
    Aunt Carole

  • April 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm
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    The absolute best and you totally deserve this honor.
    Kudos
    Aunt Carole

  • April 29, 2008 at 6:01 am
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    yay! what a sweet gesture. you definitely have a good man. 🙂

  • April 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm
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    yay! what a sweet gesture. you definitely have a good man. 🙂

  • April 30, 2008 at 12:58 am
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    Amy, A very nice “attaboy” or should I say “attagirl?” Uncle Jack

  • April 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm
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    Amy, A very nice “attaboy” or should I say “attagirl?” Uncle Jack

  • May 6, 2008 at 3:48 am
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    Awww what a sweetie, you deserve it though!

  • May 5, 2008 at 8:48 pm
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    Awww what a sweetie, you deserve it though!

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