Amazing Grace
Friday October 10th 2014, 9:38 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

After several false starts and a whole lot of stitches the hat is begun.

Okay, that’s my obligatory bit for the day. What you really want to read, if you haven’t yet, is Stephanie’s post.

If you already did you know that her sister-in-law lives in Madagascar and that once a year she flies home to Canada and buys all the yarn for the next year. (I. Cannot. Imagine. A woollessly-enforced cyclically-stashfree life? All planning no sudden hey-I-could? Yow.) Likewise, once a year she gets to give out all those things she has knit in happy anticipation of sharing her love in ways that will stay when she has to leave, waiting, waiting to be able to give¬† out that wealth of knitted happiness.¬† A sweater’s sleeves that were made for toddler Lou with memory of his arms around her neck in a hug, as Stephanie writes. The new baby in the family who needed warmth against the Canadian cold…

And that was the suitcase that went missing July 31st.

After her trying every possible method of extracting it from the airline and then giving the okay to her sister-in-law, Stephanie finally put the word out to the knitter world at large last week.

I know I’m not the only one who said prayers. I also believe in a God who answers anonymously through the actual doings of people to encourage them to look out for each other, and sometimes there’s simply someone out there who needs to know enough to act on a hunch or enough to know to do some looking. They just have to get the word.

Whatever, however.

That suitcase came home to Canada today.

A year’s worth of near-daily work. Safely home.

Y E S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow! That’s pretty cool!

Comment by pam 10.11.14 @ 5:57 am

I wiped tears from my eyes when I read Stephanie’s first post about the missing bag. But I cried like a baby when the bag was found and returned fully packed with all it’s loving knittiness! Miracles of all kinds show up every day!

Comment by Jody 10.11.14 @ 6:45 am

What a happy ending to the missing knitting story!

Comment by LynnM 10.11.14 @ 9:54 am

No coincidences. I sadly can’t keep up with those dearest to me in blogland, so I rarely click over to Stephanie’s blog these days. Thanks for making sure I knew the tale just the same!

Comment by Channon 10.11.14 @ 2:55 pm

That’s one of the blogs in my almost daily series of clicks (yours is last, so I can savor it). Stephanie’s about the finding and showing us some of what was in there — that made me cry. So did the picture of her SIL saying thank you. I’m glad you shared this with your readership, too.

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 10.12.14 @ 1:44 pm

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