There are many people who ADORE receiving hand-knit or crochet items; but there are just as many who have no appreciation whatever of how much love, work, and time goes into a hand-made item. Share a story of a hand-made gift you gave to someone and how it worked out – good, bad, or ugly!
I love knitting for other people. I am fortunate in that those I choose to knit for always love their knitted items. My mother loves the handknitted socks I gift her with once or twice a year. My aunt loves the red and white dishcloths I knit that match her kitchen theme. My youngest daughter wears each scarf I knit for her. I have knit sweaters for the infants of the young couples I know well at my church and they are always appreciative. I also have adopted soldiers that I send letters and packages to and I usually send each one a black wool knit cap. The knit guitar straps I gifted to two high school boys at church were also well received. I love to knit socks, but am pretty careful about who I knit them for — you know you are a very good friend if you have a pair of my handknit socks!
Onto a different topic — I took some photos this weekend of the Whitby socks and the rib scarf I am working on, but they didn’t turn out well, so no photos for the blog — yet.
I took a vacation day on Friday and got some projects done around the house that needed to be done. Emptied out some boxes in the basement and sorted through stuff. I filled up quite a few large bags and made a trip to the donation drive thru at the Goodwill. It was great to get that done.
I baked more bread. Went to the library. Ate lunch at our fave Lebanese restaurant/deli — the special was lentil pilaf with fattoush salad. It was very good. Met friends for coffee in the evening.
The rest of the weekend was spent working on music, knitting, reading, walking at the park, and some cooking. I made a Shepherd’s Pie for Sunday lunch. And I cooked two batches of chili — one that I brought in to the office for a soup day.
Last week I got the results of my MRI and now I have an appointment this afternoon with an orthopedic specialist. Not too thrilled about it, either, but as with all things in life, I will do what I need to do.