My wife loves to knit. She’s been doing it for about 10 years now. She even reads knitting blogs! Two, in particular, are her favorite– The Yarn Harlot and Mason Dixon Knitting. To be honest, it’s gotten to be a bit of an obsession.
She took a trip down to “South Jersey” to meet “The Yarn Harlot” herself a few years ago. I wasn’t aloud to come.
“Oh, you wouldn’t want to come anyway!”
“Yes I would! What are you talking about? I like what you like! I’m happy when you’re happy!” etc…
I’ve learned a thing or two in the 21 years we’ve been married.
“Well forget it. This is MY THING!”
“Geeze. Well, alright… You know… have fun. Call me?”
Anyway, my point is, my wife doesn’t just knit, she’s a “Knitter”.
I hear you asking it right now, “There’s a difference?”
Yes, Virginia, there sure as shootin is! It’s kind of cool, too, to be honest.
She’s great at a whole bunch of things, but she’s about a genius at this! She made this baby blanket for the daughter of our dearest friends and it’s absolutely amazing! She was able to give something to a child and that child’s family that will be something they will cherish and hold dear for that child’s entire life. What an impact!
For our daughter’s senior year in high school last year, she knitted this awesome bag. Our daughter carried it the entire year!
This year, in preparation to send said daughter off to college, she knitted this pillow of the school’s mascot.
She taught me how to knit a few years ago; basic stuff, of course. A friend of ours from church had lung cancer, so I decided to knit him a scarf. I finished it for him and gave it to him in the winter. He died in the spring. I cried a lot.
A few years back, my wife knitted a shawl for her dear friend who was also a Knitter and who also had cancer. The woman loved the shawl and wore it often. She died too.
I guess all we can really do in this life is try our best to make the moments we have count as best we can. My wife is good at that.
I want to be like her.