There are certain people that I will willingly knit anything and everything for. These are people who really appreciate the knit and aren’t afraid to show it. These people include:
Leon, and if you need to know why read his comment on a previous post here
My father, who takes his handknit socks into the shower to wash them
My mother, who is also a knitter and wears and wears, and wears the jumpers I make her.
And, perhaps most of all my best friend Elise. When I started knitting all the time, Elise was not entirely comfortable with it. I think she thought that I wasn’t paying full attention to her when we talking and I was knitting. I suspect that, in public, she thought people might be judging me. As time has gone by she has seen that I can pay attention, and that no-body notices or cares when I knit in public. Perhaps she just got used to it, or maybe she started to see the benefits of having a friend who knits.
Last week Elise came over and asked very nicely if I could make her another scarf, as she only has two and they are (in my opinion) rather dull. Well, I didn’t have to be asked twice. I dove into the stash with her and she selected a lovely Socks that Rock bright red. On further reflection though I found some red Wollmeise that has more yardage and is a little more red and less pink which I think will suit her better. I emailed Elise to see if she minded the change, and this is what she sent me in reply:
Sharon, I trust you with whatever choices you make to gift me something that you are knitting especially for me. I feel pretty lucky that I get to have something you actually make. It’s pretty awesome!
Elise, I’ll knit for you any time and all the time.