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Friday November 23rd 2007, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Knit

Golden Gate walkwayUpdate: she chose the Blue Moon Geisha one–it matched the sweater she happened to be wearing. Yes! Her mom was there, wearing a pair of pants that matched the brown one, and absolutely loved it. Perfect!

I had three unfinished scarf projects I threw in my knitting bag yesterday and took to Nina’s. When I went to go knit, I picked up the one in the color I wanted to work on, and found myself looking at it, going, nahhhh…and putting it back down and picking up the brown one instead that had languished for so long, because I just hadn’t known whom it was supposed to be for nor why I should be making the effort to finish it. And I finished it.

It was the perfect color on that lovely African-American grandmother visiting her daughter and grandchildren for the afternoon today.

Moments like today’s are why I keep knitting.

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I call those moments Serendipity (doodah).
(Remember Dippity-doo? Mom always bought the sparkly pink gel for us) It sounds like I’m being flippant, but I take those happenings very seriously. It can be as simple as overhearing ten minutes of TV, which gives you the name of a book which is exactly what a friend you encounter the next day needs.
Or a distant friend choosing wisteria-scented lotion as a gift for me, unknowing that it would bring back sweet memories of taking my daily lunch in Nara Park when I taught in Japan, reminding me each time I use it that I HAVE had a good life, and still can.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.24.07 @ 8:12 am

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