Friday, October 20, 2006

THIS is why it is fun to knit for knitters

My husband couldn't believe that I was shipping off a scarf to a complete stranger, when he is in such desperate (not) need of a new handknit sweater. I explained to him that not only did I get to knit for someone who would appreciate the effort, but that I would also receive a scarf in return. When he is done knitting me two sweaters, I will be happy to start knitting for him again.

I was so thrilled to receive a box from my ISE3 pal, Deb, and show it off to my husband. "See", I said. "THIS is why I knit for knitters."

The Swallowtail Scarf pattern, knit in Lavold's Silky Wool, is a perfect addition to my wardobe.

A huge thank you to Deb for knitting me this very special scarf. And thank you for all of the goodies you sent us from MO. In the pretty box were assorted chocolates and teas, and honey sticks from a local farm. My daughter, the official photographer for the evening, insisted on having a tea party right away. There's also an adorable tape measure and a great postcard from Deb's state in the box.

Thank you again, Deb. The scarf is lovely!

10 comments:

Barb said...

Beautiful! How fun to open a package and find such a treasure inside - knit just for you. I know the tea party was a huge success. I can see how excited your daughter is, what a cutie!

Marlene said...

Wow! What a generous gift. My mom always said she preferred knitting for knitters as she knew they would appreciate all the time and work that went into creating their gift.

Ken and Melissa said...

How beautiful! To truly appreciate a handmade item you really have to have made something by hand yourself. I tried making things for my younger friends who are part of the walmart generation and cried when i saw how they took it for granted. My beautiful afghan that took me days to make ended up in a friend's trunk behind the spare tire. Love your site! Keep knitting!

Melanie said...

Lucky girl! Swallowtail is very becoming. Congrats to both you and your SP pal on a lovely piece of work.

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

The scarf is beautiful ans no one can appreciate the time and love like another knitter. You have the very cutest kids I ever saw!!!

Opal said...

What a perfect response you made to your husband! I think I'll use that when people ask me to whip them up something simple like sweaters or socks.

Samsara said...

Well, holy cow - ain't that just gorgeous! You'll have to bring it so the rest of us can pet it. :-) Ooooo....ahhhhh

Angela said...

How is J's knitting coming along?

wink

vanessa said...

nice shawl!

Sheila E said...

Wow!! That shawl is amazing! I can imagine how pleased you were to open that package!! I know that I would be.
It is the Perfect addition for you!
I hope, someday, to be able to do that pattern. I have been letching after it for a while now.
Happy days....and yep those children are gorgeous ;)