My Knitting Angel

Chevron Scarf w/ BeretYes, I have a knitting angel and her name is Angie. There’s been a bit of blog chatter lately about paying it forward or random acts of kindness. I think it only fair that I put Angie’s name out there as someone who did a me kindness by offering – no, insisting that she finish knitting my Last Minute Knitted Gifts chevron scarf for me.

Anyone who’s read my screed long enough knows that I have the right shoulder from hell. When it will flare up, no one knows. Through private correspondence, Angie and I came to terms: she wanted nothing; I insisted on, at least, a token of my appreciation in return for her knitting this scarf that has nothing “last minute” about it! Sock yarn for a 6 foot scarf? But she persevered, sending me the scarf a couple of weeks ago.

It is so lovely that I decided a matching hat was in order, so I made up a crochet beret with three little purple buttons on the front. What better way to spend a snowy day in Chicago? Thank you, Angie.

ETA: The yarns used for the scarf are Scout’s “Harlot’s Mums” and Sunshine Yarns’ “Dragonfly.” The mini beret uses both of those (double-stranded) plus RYC Cashsoft in fuchsia for a solid punch of color.

Now let’s see if I can’t help out another Karen. She’s having some trouble with her hands and wrists, making knitting next to impossible for her right now. She recently wished for a knitting angel of her own. Any more big hearts out there willing to help?

11 comments to My Knitting Angel

  • Karen, you are as always, too kind. I don’t know if I can claim knitting angel status when it took me what close to 9 months to knit that simple scarf, but I bow my head to your generous compliments. I lurve the beret, I think that makes a beautiful set. I would be glad to help Karen, but again, make no guarantees on the completion date… 🙂

  • How wonderful of Angie to knit up that scarf for you! The colors are fabulous, too. Matching hat? Fun!

    I haven’t thought of Froggie went a’courtin’ for, oh, about a million years. LOL I knew the tune right off, and sang joyfully along. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Love those old folk songs…

  • Jen

    Oh! Those colors are lovely!!

  • I love the set! What gorgeous colors…
    I’m kinda on the “knitter down” list myself with this tendonitis in my hands.

  • Oooh knitting angels are so nice!! I’m always willing to offer up my services.

  • Gorgeous! Good job, both of you. I think I’d like to be someone’s knitting angel! Lord knows my own knitting is going straight to hell. Ha!

  • What a wonderful knit angel to help you with the scarf Karen. And the beret looks so fun, too! Hat & scarf weather has definitely arrived here. 🙂

  • Oh I love the scarf and the hat! I’m off to offer my services now. 🙂

  • Lovely scarf.
    Lovely hat.
    Lovely friend.
    Lovely idea.

    Wish I could help out but, like Meg, I am swimming in commitments. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…


  • meg

    I love the colors – what a gorgeous set! What a delightful concept, the knitting angel. I’m still laboring under the illusion that I can get all my postulated Christmas knitting done, otherwise I’d jump in with that.