Jellybeanz in Hardtwist Petite
Wednesday August 15th 2007, 12:46 pm
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Jellybeanz Bigfoot Shawl in Hardtwist Petite

I know I said I pictured this with a mom with her baby in a highchair. What I didn’t say, since it hadn’t arrived yet and I didn’t want to spill the beanz, is, it’s actually for the grandmother, to represent a beautiful woman who works wonders with dyes and yarns–to look like how I imagine the backsplash around her stove would look like, in her dye-raj, as she calls her workplace. She and her husband just moved to a new home near their small grandson, up in the Sierra mountains. How could I have knit any pattern for her out of her yarn other than this one? Bigfoot. How perfect is that?

A shawl in a merino spun tight to have the resilience and bounce she needs as she copes with having done the right thing, having taken her aging mother into her home, on top of all the other changes that come with uprooting and moving her own household.

Lisa Souza, just so you know, your fan club is looking out for you. Have a great trip to the show in Santa Monica.

(P.S.  I should add, the Jellybeanz yarn was a gift from Lisa in the first place, and there was no possible better place it could have ended up.   Go Lisa!)

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How lovely! And sweet!!!

Comment by Sue H 08.15.07 @ 1:18 pm

That is simply perfect, Alison. You are the giving person I hope to be someday. Thank you for being such a good example for me and others.


Comment by Angie 08.15.07 @ 1:30 pm

That is awesome! I love it. 🙂

Comment by Romi 08.15.07 @ 10:44 pm

Alison! Wooo-hooooo! I have now found your blog, thanks to another site that linked to it.

I sent an e-mail when I saw your book in the knitpicks newsletter, but I guess maybe the address I had isn’t valid anymore. Anyway, I bought a copy of the book, and the patterns are so beautiful! I can’t decide which one I’d like to knit first!

Last time we corresponded (probably about 2 years ago) you mentioned that you were working on this project, and I’m glad to see it has finally come to fruition. I love the way you have included a story about each piece. I am also looking forward to keeping up with your blog, now that I know it’s here and I finally figured how to subscribe to a blog feed. 🙂

Lovely, lovely job on the book. Congratulations on the publication. I am very, very happy for you.

Warm regards,

Paula Warner, Mad Angel Creations
(ex-UniStar Textiles)

Comment by Paula Warner 08.16.07 @ 5:23 am

How awesome — and lucky Lisa to get such a super present! You ROCK!

Comment by rho 08.16.07 @ 5:31 am

Bigfoot definitely seems appropriate!

Comment by Carol 08.16.07 @ 2:11 pm

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