I am nearly done with hat #2 for my representatives in Congress. And my order for a few more hats’ worth of the DBNY King George came today.
But oh, the other thing that came.Â We’ve been waiting for Customs to let it through, and finally–I called “Thank you!” after the mailwoman this afternoon, took it inside and opened carefully.
I put that scarf on and instantly never ever wanted to take it off. I–
–Okay, here’s what it reminds me of: we were remodeling our house years ago, had been for months, and there were a couple of guys working away who had seen me day in day out in my jeans being a mom to my kids. Ordinary life.
Then came the day I had to go out in a black dress with a white Battenberg lace collar, very stylish then, very formal–and as I walked past them they dropped their tools to their sides, speechless. They had no idea I could look like that. I had no idea I looked that different like that.
That scarf completely one-ups that dress.Â It is soft, it is warm, it is gorgeous, it matches what I happen to have on today, and I feel incredible with it on.Â I was just gobsmacked all over again. Lorraine knitted this for me!, even if she didn’t know it was going to be for me at the time she knitted it. Still–she milled the fibers, she dyed the yarn, she knitted it on fine needles, all with the intent of making someone out there happy in the world.
And how. Wow.
I hope… May our congresspeople appreciate the thought and work going into the hats being knitted for them and may they, too, totally love what they get.
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