Yesterday’s mail brought two nice surprises: thank-you notes for my humble handknit contributions to the Dulaan Project and the Red Scarf Project. It was surprising only because I know that these charities operate on a shoestring. When you knit for charity, you’re not expecting a souvenir tote bag or 10 percent off at the museum gift shop. You knit for the sheer love of knitting, for the reduction of stash and stash-related guilt, for the need to have someone wear all this stuff you’re cranking out (your children having declared a moratorium), and because knitting for charity is the correct answer to the question “WWND (What Would Norma Do)”? (If you are ever in doubt, Norma is always happy to tell you.)
The Red Scarf thank-you card was so purty, with Gale‘s photos and all, that I pinned it on my favorite new thing, my Bulletin Board. (Yes that is a photo of Kaffe Fassett up there. Is there a problem?)
I looked at it again.
HEY. THAT’S MY SCARF.
Really! I made the scarf that young woman is wearing. At the time, I thought it looked like something a bishop would wear on a really festive holiday. Which goes to show, you just never know. All it takes is a miter and a dream.