Friday, August 12, 2011

Friendship Mitts on the needles today and no, I'm not hankering for fall! I needed something mindless to keep my hands busy and this is just the thing.



Notice my deluxe stitch markers; made with love by dad and the envy of many a knitting friend. Every time I move one from left to right as I go round and round I think of him peering through his tiny glasses making the beads just right. And then my knitting looks more beautiful to me, and my heart swells and bursts as love pours out into the yarn. When they're finished I give them away - and all that swelling and bursting and pouring moves farther into the world, one person at a time.


10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how very sweet. a labor of love...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Much warmth to be given by these mitts, in so many ways. :)

Southern Lady said...

That is so sweet. My dad is really special to me and every little thing he does for me reminds me of that fact. He recently made me some cages to hold up my peonies...who would have thought such a little gesture would make a heart feel so full. I am sure that your lucky friend will feel the love in your mittens too! Carla

Meg said...

Your dad made you stitch markers?! That is the coolest thing I have ever heard of! I love that color too, what yarn are you using?

Judy said...

Oh Allison I just love them. I can't wait to see the mittens when they're done.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love that your Dad knew what would bring you joy. It's nice to know that someone watches and wants to make even something like a hobby, easier for you. What a sweet guy.

Randy said...

What a great color. I admire anyone who can knit. I would not have the patience. Don't sit on the needles.

Dawn said...

You make knitting seem so beautiful. I end up bunching it up....with frustration tears in my eyes:)
I like your beautiful way much better!
hugs

Country Mouse Studio said...

wonderful thoughts, you are very poetic

Pam said...

The priceless things in life that money can't buy.. loving mementos, memories to treasure and hold near and dear to your heart, Allison.

Hugs and smiles :D
Pam