The epiphany
Friday October 14th 2011, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,LYS

Thank goodness Purlescence on Tuesday still had a few skeins left of the very lovely but discontinued Epiphany (royal baby alpaca/cashmere/silk) when I needed one in a particular color–from an early mill run, too, before production issues got it shut down. (Look for the 60/20/20.)

Speaking of which… It suddenly hit me as I pulled out of the post office: darn, I was going to snap pictures of that, I was going to count rows and make sure I had what I’d done written down right. I’ve made various iterations of that particular pattern, enjoying them all, trying to improve on it before I put it out for publication, but I’ve never made one quite exactly like that one and I liked it the best of all: the elusive perfection, or about as close as yarn and needles can come, and now it’s on its way to where it needs to be and the recipients will simply forever have a one of a kind.

I like that.

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My daughter had one of those “the only one I will ever knit” baby sweaters. Knitted, not liking it all the way through, thinking “I could do better than this myself”. You can bet the next baby sweater was the “all by myself” one.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.15.11 @ 6:42 am

Aha! An exclusive!

Reminds me when Amalie was digging around in the refrigerator for something she could mix together for dinner, she would tell me, “If you like it, don’t ask for it again.”

Comment by Don Meyer 10.15.11 @ 10:28 am

In my case, having it be unique was a joyful thing, one more element added to the gift. I can make similar ones with other yarns, but this was theirs and theirs alone.

Comment by AlisonH 10.15.11 @ 11:22 am

So glad the yarn you wanted was there waiting for you. Yay!

Comment by Channon 10.15.11 @ 10:05 pm

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