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!