Daily Color: “There are certain truths knitters come to know. Knitters make love tangible. We understand the value in simple work done well. That patience pays off. That most mistakes can be corrected, if you just work hard enough. That soft and strong aren't mutually exclusive. And that love isn't just in grand gestures; it's also in innumerable little hearts you hardly notice but that surround you and keep you warm.” –Mary Mooney
I got a text this morning from a dear friend. She had just boarded a train for Boston, and wanted to show me her travel knitting: a linen stitch infinity scarf, using my recipe. The train was already moving, so the photo is a little blurry:
I admired the yarn--Boboli Lace by Berroco, a blend of wool, acrylic and viscose. But then she told me a little more about this particular scarf:
"I started this aboard the ketch in Penobscot bay, knitting into it the sunshine and winds and porpoises leaping and the joy of sailing...it is for a friend challenged by illness who needs to keep warm this fall."
It is so gratifying and humbling that this little pattern of mine, worked by the hands of my dearest friend, will bring love and warmth and comfort, "the sunshine and winds and porpoises leaping and the joy of sailing," to another friend of hers in a time of need and vulnerability. It made my day.
If you'd like to make this infinity scarf, for yourself or for someone you love, click on the photo for the free pdf download.