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Knitters are a wonderful breed…

June 25, 2010

Flower Garden, originally uploaded by GarterGiggles.

Sometimes a day surprises you and carries little treasures your way. Today was one such day. The weather turned and offered a fantastic summer day complete with sunshine, a new friend, and a new knitterly treasure.

Susan, a local knitter, is an accomplished artisan. She is a talented knitter and a kind soul. She had knit this sweater as a sample for a local Alpaca fibre farmer. However, they decided they were no longer going to dye their yarns. This beautiful piece of work found its way back into Susan’s hands and she posted it on Ravelry.

The intricate stitches, lovely cables, and beautiful colours caught my eye and I commented on its beauty, as is the custom between Ravelry friends. Susan mentioned that the colours were not her and the sweater was a bit on the largish size for her liking so she was seeking a new home for this piece.

I immediately let her know that my home would be a loving and appreciative place for this piece to live out its days. Susan took me up on it and a new friendship was born.

Susan lives just outside of Saskatoon and has been, for a very long time, attempting to make it to the occasional Saskatoon Knitting Circle’s Sunday gatherings and she had planned to attend our Christmas party this past year. We’ve attempted to meet and visit a number of times and life’s little obligations kept getting in the way.

Today, life allowed our paths to cross. We’ve each made a new friend. The Purple Cardigan (which I’m now calling Friendship Garden) has found a new home. And, I’ve a feeling, we’ll both benefit from each others experiences while we garter and giggle well into the future.

I must now take a moement to thank Susan for bringing the sweater to me and the Knitting Goddess for bringing Susan into my world.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2010 10:36 pm

    What a wonderful story!

    • June 25, 2010 10:41 pm

      Thanks, Sharon. Susan is truly a wonderful lady. Isn’t knitting a funny thing? It creates opportunities for people who may not have met otherwise to begin new relationships.

  2. June 25, 2010 10:48 pm

    That it is, I definitely have met some great people.

  3. July 1, 2010 3:08 pm

    Wow! Amazing story and even more amazing sweater. You are lucky to be the recipient. But, I suppose, knitters are, indeed, like that.

    • July 1, 2010 3:21 pm

      Thank you for your kind sentiment. I’ve always found most, maybe not all, but indeed most knitters to be made of the most caring fibre. I call many knitters the best of friends.

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