Knitters’ secret code
Monday April 16th 2012, 9:59 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,Wildlife

(I’m putting in some old photos to show off some of my patterns.)

I was at the pharmacy today and admired–out loud–the beautiful handknit shawl in muted plums the woman next to me was wearing.  The yarn was clearly hand dyed, and I asked her, Madeline Tosh?

Another knitter! She was thrilled. We ended up sitting down together and talking lace shawls, parting reluctantly only because she had to leave for her doctor’s appointment.

And I now knew why I’d gone out the door wishing I were wearing some of my knitting, but the afternoon was a bit warm for it. But I tell you: she totally made my day.

And to add a total non sequitur that is close to my heart, remembering that opossum: please. Make sure you’re all the way awake before you try to chase marauding wildlife away from your birdfeeders.

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Ah yes. One of my quilter friends calls that urge to touch the hand-made garment the”quilter’s handshake.” How lucky to find another knitter. We’re everywhere. And the Vermont governor…what was he thinking??? Yikes!

Comment by DebbieR 04.16.12 @ 10:48 pm

So, did you add an edging to Julia’s or did you just block it that way?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 04.17.12 @ 6:21 am

I love it!! I’m glad you entertained that woman for a bit before her appointment…

Comment by Channon 04.17.12 @ 6:52 am

I so enjoy seeing the pictures of your work!!

Comment by Bev 04.17.12 @ 8:41 am

Beautiful photos. Almost as good as seeing pictures of Parker.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.17.12 @ 8:59 am

I wish i’d been there for that conversation. I would have especially loved to have seen the expression on her face when you asked about Madeline Tosh.

Since I couldn’t be there, thanks for telling us about it.

Comment by robinm 04.17.12 @ 8:43 pm

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