You can fool Summit the people Summit the time…
Monday August 24th 2009, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Friends,Knitting a Gift

By, say, wearing a cool Sock Summit t-shirt and a Sock Summit pin and wearing Sock Gate-colorway socks, dyed by Tina (you have to knit them first) when actually, no, you weren’t at Sock Summit.

This drive-by knitting gift landed in my mailbox today, from Nancy, crediting JoAnne, with a little tag in there from Ellen, and saying Stephanie approved.  A group hug, it sounds like.  Thank you doesn’t begin to express the sense of wonder at being included like this.  Wow.  Cool.  Thank you!

I confess to cowardice last month: I did tell my surgeon there was a knitting conference. I waited to see his reaction before I was going to specify that it was actually not just that, but a sock knitting conference–and then somehow as we talked about things related to the kinds of stitches he was going to be doing, it never quite came up.

Heh.  I know how I can make it obvious now. Now that I’ve broken him in on the general idea, with my husband enthusiastically nodding that oh yes, thousands of knitters come to these knitting conferences, I can show that indeed we do.

And now that I have been made well at his and the other surgeons’ hands, next time I won’t have to miss it. Or even worry about missing it.  I can’t tell you what a gift that is.

Meantime, this is what Sea Silk looks like in Glacier when it’s damp, which it won’t be for very long. One more finished!  Silly doctors probably don’t realize the post-op is supposed to be a grand reunion time: my head surgeon will just have to go play a knitterly Santa Claus afterwards, I imagine.  Think he’ll mind?

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Nope, he won’t mind. He might, mind you, suggest in the ever most little way, that HE had something to do with making them, but nothing you could really pin him on! 🙂
Wear your sock summit clothing with pride. You were there in spirit if not body.
(PS – I meet with the seamstress today with my mom’s 55 year old dress that she was married to my dad in – poor sentence structure, forgive me! – to see if it can be used for my wedding. I hope so but I’m nervous! What I would call “old fashioned pink.” Do YOU understand that color? Everyone else just kind of tips their head and looks at me out of the corner of their eyes…)

Comment by afton 08.25.09 @ 4:25 am

What a lovely gift!!

I’m quite certain he won’t mind playing Santa, not one bit.

Comment by Channon 08.25.09 @ 6:12 am

I can’t imagine he would… To have certainty, for once, of the good he’ll accomplish, who would pass on such an opportunity? lol

I’m glad you have more hugs to wrap yourself in. Hopefully, it encourages you to keep doing the right things so you can enjoy more of life – every day. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 08.25.09 @ 6:14 am

He’d be crazy to have any hesitancy in handing out your presents. And we know he’s not; or if he is it’s in an entirely good way.

Isn’t it amazing how you’re so thoughtful and you have such thoughtful friends? It would almost make one believe that “like begets like” (wink).

Comment by Leslie 08.25.09 @ 7:03 am

That’s a wonderful gift :-}

And I think your surgeon won’t mind at all.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.25.09 @ 7:40 am

I’m so glad that you got some Sock Summit swag. Wear it with pride!

Comment by Renee 08.25.09 @ 9:23 am

What fun! I mean, how many patients actually get excited about their post-op visit? Little do the docs know…Heh!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.25.09 @ 9:31 am

Awesome gift! Perfect recipient.

Comment by Alicia 08.25.09 @ 12:15 pm

“I was made well”. Those were the best words I’ve read in a very very long time.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 08.25.09 @ 3:34 pm

Great gifts. Who would mind being the messenger that gets to see all the smiles you bring out in others.

Comment by TripletMom 08.25.09 @ 6:57 pm

To set the record straight for any who might wonder – it seems a slip of paper with my name (ravatar) got into the package, though I didn’t take part in sending it. Mysterious connections – it is a gift to me to have been introduced to you in this surprising way!

Comment by twinsetellen 09.05.09 @ 5:34 am

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