For Megan
Thursday June 22nd 2017, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift,Life

I wished, I wished, I wished I had a particular shade of blue in my stash.

I’d seen her wearing it so I knew she liked it and I knew it looked great on her. The hank I’d overdyed a few days ago wasn’t bright enough nor solidly blue enough. If I drove down to Green Planet (anyone want a yarn store? Beth would love to sell it to you so she can attend to her family) maybe they would have something–but having such a firm idea of the exact shade I wanted, that was no sure thing and it would have to be in a yarn I liked enough. No skimping.

After a week or so of this I realized at last that I did, and found it: one of my last few skeins of the discontinued Cascade Epiphany in a deep royal, a cashmere/silk/royal-grade baby alpaca, long and carefully hoarded. It was just the thing.

We threw her a potluck birthday party at lunch today and I had to confess that I had not finished it but I let her see just enough of that blue.

That was all she needed. She was wearing an exact match to it (in something I hadn’t seen her in before) and exclaimed, That’s my favorite color!

The race is on, then, to finish it in time to be blocked come Sunday.

(p.s. Thank you, everybody. Today was much better than the last few, to my great relief. And it was all the better for my daughter Michelle having arrived in town for a wedding.)

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Isn’t it a wonder to have the perfect bit in your collection? Double delight! And I’m so happy to know you are doing better. Take it easy just the same. Happy Friday!

Comment by DebbieR 06.23.17 @ 5:15 am

Haven’t commented lately, life is a circus right now. However I just had to comment after yesterday’s post.

BUBBLE WRAP!!! Dang it woman – I’m gonna have to get some to you come wind or high water!

I know you’re careful, but you must be a bit off lately, sp please concentrate on staying upright.

Chris S in Canada

Comment by Chris S 06.23.17 @ 7:31 pm

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