Kurt at Imagiknit asked Saturday what a peregrine is, after I exclaimed that that soft handspun Peruvian Tweed alpaca in shades of gray would make a great peregrine. (Are peregrines soft? But then, how could feathers not be?)
I so much wanted to show him Evet’s gorgeous Earth Day photos in response. I think they could answer his question better than I ever could.Â And man, ya gotta love those last two: someone had slammed a door loudly behind Evet, and Mama Clara announced, Okay, that’s it, you’re done. Bye.
And that was what I’d planned to blog about today.Â And then I got an email.
That shawl that I mailed off that had so bugged me that it had taken me three weeks, what with taxes and all, to finish and get done: it arrived today where it was going.Â On the most right day, and the delays that had seemed such a problem to me suddenly made sense.Â The person I sent it to took the time to thank me right away, which amazes me after all the things she had to deal with and do today–including attending a service for a fourth-grader from her school who had passed on Saturday.
I am so glad I didn’t ignore the impulse to go knit that.Â I am so grateful that my hug arrived around her shoulders the first day possible after the loss of that little girl she knew. This is what knitting is all about: sending love forward.
I forgot to tell her one thing, though, which is that if it should ever snag or tear, there is a spare length of yarn worked a good ways across the bottom row.Â Anywhere else, surely it would get lost or tossed, but there it is.Â Invisible but right there at hand, ready to reloop a broken loop, ready to hold it back together for her, at the ready, any time.
Which is as close as I could do to doing that in person for her from several thousand miles away.
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