Tuesday, March 30, 2010

knitting for friends

This is a throw, or lap blanket I am knitting for a friend. She is having a difficult year, and I wanted to knit her something. Aside from calling and emailing, it was all I could think to do.
This has been a hard year for us and a hard year for many people I know. There are health problems, family problems, money problems, job problems. This year (and I am thinking academic year here) seems to be more difficult than most.
Knitting helps. Spring flowers help. Birdsong in the morning helps. The love of family and friends helps.
Every small joyful thing we do, say, think, feel makes a difference.
Now, my timing is a little off here, giving someone a blanket in spring just as our need for warmth is waning. I started several other projects this winter, none of which seemed quite right, until this throw.
But even in summer there is often, at least in the Northeast, a chilly night or two.
-Kathy


8 comments:

Village Books said...

I just love it! And the chill isn't always about the season - so knit away!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Thank you, Karen.

knithound brooklyn said...

Such a lovely gesture and very pretty blanket! I am gearing up to do the same thing. It does seem as though this year many people in my orbit are going through some tough times.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Thank you knithound b. It is partly, for my friends and me, getting older and the accompanying physical issues. And then there's the economy. But I have a pollyanna faith in the future.

livnletlrn said...

It's never too warm out for a hug from a friend when you're going through a tough time. I'm sure your friend will adore this blanket, both for its beautiful colors and the love in every stitch.

Knitting Out Loud said...

Thank you! And I'll see you at CT Sheep and Wool soon!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

There is nothing that conveys your love and care than making something. Wonderful and thoughtful gift.

JLOs Blogs said...

A knit gift is always heartfelt. It is not just a physical gift but a gift of time and I think that warms people more than the gift itself. I sometimes mail my out of town friends dishcloths just to remind them I am thinking about them. I hope 2010 starts looking up for everyone!