Saturday, December 01, 2007

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?

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Blogger Meg said...

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.

12/01/2007 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

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...


12/02/2007 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

Oh I love the scarf and the hat! I'm off to offer my services now. :)

12/02/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger AmyArtisan said...

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. :)

12/02/2007 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

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!

12/02/2007 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

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

12/03/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

I love the set! What gorgeous colors...
I'm kinda on the "knitter down" list myself with this tendonitis in my hands.

12/03/2007 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh! Those colors are lovely!!

12/03/2007 07:46:00 PM  
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12/03/2007 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

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...

12/04/2007 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

i love the colors

12/04/2007 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

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... :)

12/05/2007 07:40:00 AM  

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