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Knitter’s lottery

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I have loads to do today, so I’d best get cracking. Among other, more mundane errands, I need to find some yarn. Not just any ol’ yarn, but some dark gray heathered yarn, soft as a whisper and machine washable. I have just the thing in mind if my local yarn shop has it in stock, and I could conceivably cast on later today. Woo!

I hit the knitter’s lottery yesterday when my oldest niece texted me and requested that I knit her a scarf for Christmas (or her January birthday, just in case I have to order some yarn). With that text, I arrived. I have street cred now.

My handknits have been met by my family with a kind of coolness, not in a cool way, but in a “oh, you made that, isn’t that nice” kind of way up until now. There was the blanket I knit up for my mom that was well-received and is used almost daily now that it’s turned colder, but the rest? Not so much. Until now. Needless to say, though I will say, I’m enormously pleased that my girl wants something I’ve made just for her.

I know what yarn I want to use. I know what pattern I want to use. And I know that, more than anything else, I want to make this blessed girl of mine happy. She’s hardly high maintenance and she’d be happy with just about anything, but still–I want to get it right. This matters.

 

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About Kymm

I'm a reader and writer and knitter, a sister, daughter, and friend. This blog is my letter, of love and hate, frustration and joy, rants and praises, to a great big world. You can read it if you want to.

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  1. I’m just getting around to reading this post and I’m surprised to see that people aren’t clamoring for your handknits. I don’t know if you remember this, but I won a hand-knit scarf you made years ago in a ‘maniac contest, and I still wear it. Every time I do, I get loads of compliments on it. People notice it and always ask, “is that hand-knit?”. I’m not kidding, either. They recognize quality when they see it. You have a lot of fans here in Michigan, is all I can say.

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    • I do remember that scarf, and that was before I knew about good yarn, too! Dang, girl, I might have to replace that with something good one of these days. I’m enormously pleased that you still wear it. Wow. So pleased. You made this knitter mighty happy!

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