Tortally called it
Saturday March 10th 2012, 11:00 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit

I wondered last night what was going to pop up next as I glazed the latest tortes.

And so, knowing none of that…

She sent me a note. She and her husband were throwing a party for their old friends to meet their daughter’s fiance, and I had just rsvp’d that we were looking forward to it.

My chocolate torte was such an institution in the ward, she pleaded, and her daughter and beloved both love chocolate; could she possibly persuade me to… She would cover the ingredients…

I wish I could have seen her face when she saw the reply: I already made it last night. It’s yours. Her how did you…!?? came across the electrons loud and clear.

When her husband dropped by for it, I apologized that I had glazed it on a paper plate rather than a more formal one; I hadn’t known. He just looked amazed.

And then, with so much success with that silk shawl yesterday, another abandoned one jumped into my hands tonight. White is beautiful, but it is boring to work with and this was laceweight (albeit on the heavy side) to boot, and so this one had been put aside for Christmas knitting deadlines and then forgotten.

I went to count stitches and to see where I’d left off. My hands exclaimed, Oh! THIS is why I bought this at Cottage Yarns!

I got several rows into it before it dawned on my slow brain that it was white and there was about to be a bride. Ding ding ding.

Let’s see if I can pull this one off.

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No coincidences… all over this post. Ding, ding, ding! Knit on!

Comment by Channon 03.11.12 @ 3:01 am

Go, Alison, go! I have full confidence you WILL pull it off. Just don’t snack on any of those tortes while knitting this whiteness!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.11.12 @ 6:32 am

Ahhhhhhh, knitting for a bride. I have been on the receiving end of that, as you know 🙂

So tell me, Mrs. Ward Tradition, what is this Mormon Funeral Potatoes I hear about???

Comment by afton 03.11.12 @ 6:39 am

White IS boring. So why is it there are two white shawls on my needles, when I already have one white shawl and I really wanted a black one?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.11.12 @ 7:31 am

Oh, I have no doubt. If anyone can pull this off, you can. With chocolate sustenance of course. My cousins are visiting CA so we finally met their 3-year-old twin boys yesterday. I think that quilt that didn’t get much past the plan and fabric buying phase 6 years ago can easily be reworked into two!

Comment by DebbieR 03.11.12 @ 8:05 am

You just make the tortes. The need will show up.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.11.12 @ 9:15 am

Don, my thought was a take-off from Field of Dreams: If you bake it, they will come.

Comment by LynnM 03.11.12 @ 10:34 am

I would like to say tht if you bake it I would come, but the distance is too great, even for a great torte.

Comment by LauraN 03.11.12 @ 4:09 pm

each knitted piece in it’s own time! since it’s already started, you have a great head start on that deadline!!

Comment by Bev 03.12.12 @ 9:09 am

LOL! Make it and they will come… not that I blame them. Yummy torte!

Comment by RobinH 03.16.12 @ 10:02 am

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