Sunday July 22nd 2007, 1:42 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Life,Spinning

Thursday at the booksigning at Purlescence, my friend Jasmin mentioned that Constance was making the drive down for the weekend.

Turns out, Jasmin had just bought a new house, and it needed a lot of work; the place had been left in terrible shape when the previous owner had passed away. Lots of her friends were coming to pitch in, scrubbing floors and walls, playing barnraising, and one of them was Constance, the same Constance I mentioned in my book; she had a three-hour drive down from the Gold Country. Any excuse to get together anyway, and this was a great one.

Saturday morning, my phone rang; did I want to be kidnapped? Heck yeah! Much though I would dearly love to, I’m not up to much when it comes to being useful, but I was greeted with huge hugs and Constance told me I was to be the decoration to the festivities, and that was that. So here, in a moment of total karma, is Constance reaching to rearrange knitting books just so while adding more on Jasmin’s bookshelf. Note the four Barbara Walker stitch treasuries to the left of her hand: the important stuff first.

But what I didn’t expect was that when I exclaimed over Jasmin’s pair of handspun socks she had sitting on a shelf in a basket, from Lisa Souza’s Jellybeanz roving, Jasmin said they were too small for her. My feet were 6.5? Here, try them on!

Thus giving new meaning for my feet to the term housewarming present, when the air conditioning kicked on briskly. Oh. My. These are wonderful. Wow.  Thank you!

Constance chez Jasmin

Jasmin’s Jelly Beanz handspun socks

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I’m glad you both could hook up and spend some time together!

Comment by Amanda 07.22.07 @ 1:55 pm

I love the socks. How brave she is to gift you with hand knit socks!

Comment by Sonya 07.22.07 @ 3:47 pm

Jasmin had me try them on, telling me they were too small for her and had been just waiting for the right person. Like she doesn’t know anyone else with small feet? She totally made it my magical glass-slipper moment, she’s wonderful!

Comment by AlisonH 07.22.07 @ 3:51 pm

What a great group of friends. You are the perfect house decoration! I’m sure there was one more very important book on that bookshelf – one about shawls . . . . move over Barbara Walker!

Comment by Allison 07.22.07 @ 4:06 pm

You attract socks like a magnet! It’s so wonderful to watch.

We’ll keep your feet warm forever! Muh-wah-haha!

Comment by kristine 07.22.07 @ 5:09 pm

you said “I’m not up to much when it comes to being useful” Oh that is so not true — I know that just having you there laughing and talking made everyone else enjoy what they were doing even more. And oh I love the socks – see you were meant to be there to get those wonderful socks that will keep your feet warm along with the happy memories you will have wearing them. 😀

Comment by rho 07.22.07 @ 5:25 pm

Every worksite needs a supervisor. You were it! And you got socks out of the deal. How cool is that?

Comment by Carol 07.23.07 @ 5:52 pm

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