Friday, October 08, 2010

bragging rights

I have to brag about this, even though it really has nothing to do with me directly.

My niece - my beautiful, talented 17 year old niece was recently named to the Under 18 Team Canada for Women's Ice Hockey. She's a forward, and this is the first step towards a berth on the next Olympic Team - it's so exciting for her, and we are bursting with pride. (You should see my Mom at some of her games...)

This same girl also maintains a mid 90's academic average, and has been scouted by a number of Universities in the States. She's pretty much decided on Brown University. An Ivy league education, paid for by hockey. How cool is that?

Here's one of the best parts - she's asked for mittens!! She's hoping for something Team Canada-ish, and something Brown University-ish.
I happily spent some time with some graph paper and my computer the other day, as well as picking out wools. (Trying to recreate a Brown Bear Face with a limited stitch width was interesting, but I think I got something to work.) The Brown logo has a little red in it, so I'll use that for the cuffs as well or a Canadian touch.

I think I'm as excited about being ASKED for hand knit mittens as I am for her new adventures!


Wannietta said...

Congratulations to her - you've totally got Auntie bragging rights!! And we can all say "we know who made those mittens!!!"

Kristyn said...

That is awesome! Good luck to your niece.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That's awesome about your niece! I am sure she will love the handknit!

KnitTech said...

What an awesome young lady. Course she is, she's related to you!

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AlisonH said...

Congratulations to your niece! My friend Scott in my recent post went to Brown. And I like how the mittens are coming out now.