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March 17, 2005

Does a Heart Good

Don't you agree, it does a knitter's heart good to see your hand knit items being worn.  nona was thrilled to receive this picture of nona-niece-the-petite sporting her wavy hat and scarf.

But what about those hand knit items not worn?  Take heart, just because it's not worn doesn't mean it's not loved.  You feel a story coming on don't you omnipotent reader?  Many years ago when nona-son-the-younger was about 8, he requested a sweater to match the sweater nona-sister was knitting for her then boyfriend, now husband -- nona-son had some type of male-twinsy thing going on.  Anyway, nona knit the requested marbled-yarn cable sweater and wouldn't you know, nona-son never wore the darn thing.  But oh, was it loved!  When nona-son finally "grew" out of the sweater and I suggested we pass it on, he vehemently replied, "I'm not giving this away, I'm saving it for my son".  That sweater was worth every stitch.

March 17, 2005 in Knitting Philosophy, Project - This and That | Permalink

Comments

I don't think I knew this story! (If I'm right about which sister & which sweater, we should have just saved the first version of the too small back, rather than ripping it out - you could have used it!)

Your Sedona trip sounds like it was great fun...

Posted by: nona-sister 5 | Mar 18, 2005 9:18:13 AM

Dear Nona
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THE HAT AND SCARF! I love them soooooo much they are the perfect size shape and color! They match every thing I wear and if they don’t I make it work! I am sorry that I did not thank you sooner but I have been so busy lately with homework and all that stuff. Oh, how could I forget dance. We are doing a show of the Wizard of Oz (wish you could see it. It is wonderful!) Oh, well now I have gone off topic. Sorry. To make a long story short

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you thank you thank you!
Hope to see you guys out on the west coast soon!

Love, Nona Niece Petite

Posted by: nona niece pettite | Mar 18, 2005 7:02:19 PM

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