Well then I have to. No, need to. And now I want to.
Thursday June 13th 2013, 10:56 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

I bought the aqua silk for me. It would so show off my favorite blouse.

I’ve been using it to design a new pattern with, and it stalled out for about two weeks between the traveling and trying to decide what direction to go in next with it.

I’ve gotten past that, been knitting quite a bit yesterday and today and am down to 30-odd grams left to work with out of the original 160 g. (Colourmart seems to nearly always tuck a little extra onto their cones.)

But as I’ve been carefully counting stitches, tinking, reknitting, pushing ahead, something has been persistently tapping me on the shoulder, and the name in the thought was a surprise when it first came yesterday–and then near-instantly it wasn’t.

This is not for me. Or if it is, then I need to pay attention to what colors she likes and make her something else, but it is important for reasons that I know, and there are always others that I don’t, that I knit something non-trivial for her. And if after blocking this turns out to be just too tailored to small-sized me than I need to tweak it when I start over, but it doesn’t feel like I’ll be having to do that.

I have wondered since her great loss a few years ago–but that’s her story–if there were anything I could do…if I should put my knitting time out there, since quite honestly not everybody gets knitting and it doesn’t do much for some.

If it might help.

The answer is yes and somehow the answer is now. It sure wasn’t my timing. Maybe the universe was waiting for me to knit the exquisiteness of silk in aqua? But it’s clearly not about me, and if that color silk is not quite it I’ve got a few others at the ready. I’m on it.


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Your “spidey-sense” usually knows. We both know that. I wore a special shawl just the other day and got tons of compliments about it. It also made it a lot easier to get to the end of my days before retirement.

Comment by Afton 06.14.13 @ 4:53 am

If only more people would listen!

Comment by Don Meyer 06.14.13 @ 9:53 am

I once knit two shawls, one for a mom who had a stillborn and the baby’s grandmother. I made two different patterns, planning on giving the traditional lacy shawl to grandma and the more contemporary, geometric one to mom. When I recorded the details on my Ravelry page I inadvertently reversed the names on the shawls. Off they went in the mail across many miles to help send some love. Their thank you note the next week proved to me it was no accident. The lacy one was chosen by grieving mom and so grandma treasured the contemporary design. Funny how that happens. You have that intuition.

Comment by Jody 06.14.13 @ 2:18 pm

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