As I was about to finish the last of yesterday’s (ahem) rows this morning, I ran out of yarn. Yes, about 10 stitches from the end of the row. At first I thought, “No problem. L4 and I can have a little trip to the yarn store before lunch to pick it up and I’ll be on my way.” Then I started to feel a bit of panic. I realized that I had purchased the yarn for this project in August. Would the shop still have it in stock? Would it be the same dye-lot? What would I do if the shop didn’t have it anymore?!!?
Thankfully, the yarn was there. And L4 was extra cute wearing her Piggle hat and garter-stitch scarf I made her. The women at the shop told her that they liked her hat and scarf and she said, “My mama made for me.” 🙂 I love that she knows that and that she loves to wear what I make for her. Being a small world through blogland, SouleMama actually wrote something about that today.
If you’re ever the recipient of a hand-knit gift, cherish it. Not only did someone think of you in giving you a gift, but that person probably spent hours and hours working on it. Don’t hide it away and never use or wear it! And when in doubt about how to treat it, ask the maker.
Now back to my gift knitting, because it is so much better than grading. (Though the assignment is a fun one. My Psych of Gender students had to go to a toy store and answer a series of questions that I had for them, sort of like a scavenger hunt. They should be interesting to read. I just have to get myself to start.)