Dawn it
Thursday April 21st 2011, 10:32 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift,LYS

In today’s patio news: you remember yesterday’s was curses, foiled again. And that Pam vegetable spray had apparently become tasty as well as entertaining.

I discovered that my parchment (porch-meant?) baking paper, which is silicon-coated, is quite wide, enough so that a single long sheet could wrap all the way around that pole up and down. Tape of course wouldn’t stick directly to it, but I could wrap it tight around corset-style, half a dozen places. Worked just fine. You could see the squirrels checking it out, grumbling under their breath.

In other news.

A line for Don’s list: I wondered if morning was ever going to come, and then it dawned on me.

I was trying to figure out the math on a pattern today after being awake from 4-6 am. Note to self: don’t spend an hour whining that you don’t want to get up–when the bag breaks, the cradletime will fall, get to it before it does skin damage. But you don’t think clearly at that hour.

Richard drove my tired self to Purlescence tonight. He’s a peach. (And while there I finally got something useful and working right out of my day with that pattern working out the way I’d envisioned; it felt good.)

Penny was there, hoping I would show up. When I did, late, she stood up, wrapped her new shawl around her shoulders wanting me to see how absolutely perfect it was, and then wrapped her arms around me in the most heartfelt embrace. She told me that when her Richard had brought it home last week, “I was just…stunned!” And she hugged me again. And again, a few more times. She looked radiant.

I know I shouldn’t need that kind of gift in return for knitting something nice for someone. But I have to tell you–it sure helps me cope with the dumb stuff better. And it sure motivates me to go knit for another someone else.

I do have a fair amount of yarn squirreled away to work with.

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some folks are just so knit-worthy, makes the knitter so happy.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.22.11 @ 5:12 am

God loves a cheerful giver. Enjoy the joy you spread!

Comment by Channon 04.22.11 @ 7:07 am

It’s wonderful when the effort is appreciated!

HeHe – squirreled away (in parchment??)!!

Comment by Sue H 04.22.11 @ 8:16 am

I can just picture the squirrels stomping away in disgust muttering “curses, foiled again” (porch meant indeed!)

yes, you do need to get a little reward for your giving — enjoy the hugs!

Comment by Bev 04.22.11 @ 8:47 am

I love Bev’s comment “foiled again”. As well as the ‘dawning’ line.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with accepting thanks. In fact I think it’s rude not to.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.22.11 @ 8:57 am

It is harder to accept the gratitude then to feel the impulse of gifting in the first place, but accepting that gratitude is also a gift, for both you and the person giving the hugs :-}
Why shouldn’t it be joyful to receive?
Both our paths believe in a sense of spiritual balance, and if you receive joy because someone gained pleasure from a gift you gave, it is just part of the big picture :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.22.11 @ 10:02 am

Receiving thanks graciously is a gift in itself. You didn’t seek accolades, but DO treasure the heartfelt gifts you’re knitting (and baking) bring. Heh…squirrel them away for later, if you can. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 04.22.11 @ 1:45 pm

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