Monday April 16th 2007, 1:19 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Friends,Knit

Before there was even a book, Laura, whom I’d met up with at Stitches yet again and was eating lunch with, was holding up her new laceweight scarf from me and crowing, “I get to say I knew you when!” I sat there laughing, going, When what?

She surprised me back recently. And when I went off to hear the recent Good Friday concert, I wrapped her work around my shoulders to wear, to keep my friend’s presence there with me on a day I needed it. I knew people would ask me about it, and I would go no, I didn’t knit it; my friend did. Which happened. Laura, just so you know, you got bragged on.

I’m so glad I knew her when!

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I think that is one of the signs of a true friend, when you stick together no matter what, and you can say things like “I knew you when.”

Comment by Amanda1 04.16.07 @ 5:40 pm

Although, there are some people, that, you walk into their presence for the first time and you find this instant sense of belonging. You know you’re with a friend, even if they’re someone you don’t know well at all yet.

And I have found that when you knit for someone, it’s so easy to become that for that person, whether you even ever meet them or not. It’s just a couple of sticks with string getting looped over and over around them, but knitting can be so powerful!

Comment by AlisonH 04.16.07 @ 9:12 pm

I love to see you with gifts from others. It only seems fitting. You give so much, and I am glad you get to receive once in a while too.

Comment by Lisa 04.17.07 @ 10:39 am

Thank you; I get given far more than my share. I hesitate these days to post about when other people knit for me, because I’m afraid of making myself the center of attention for other people’s generosity; there are such great needs out there in the world for what we can offer, and I don’t want to be a distraction, much though I appreciate the kindness of others as much as anybody.

And also because, after I once mentioned some socks that had been knitted for me, one woman I don’t know said, gee, maybe she should knit me something too? I told her I would be delighted if she were to look around her and see someone who could use a smile, and put her needles to use to make them happy. That would be so cool. She took huge offense at that, told me I didn’t value her knitting (huh?), that my acting kind was all a fraud, etc etc etc… Her email was fairly abusive, totally unexpected, and I was pretty stunned. I decided I would keep my thank-you’s private and one-on-one after that.

But I really needed Laura’s knitted hug the other day, (and Pam’s wristwarmers hug, and Robin’s, too), and I finally decided I would just go blog about it after all.

Comment by AlisonH 04.17.07 @ 12:51 pm

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