I gave this handspun yarn as a holiday gift to a good friend of mine. I have known Rose forever, or at least since I was about 12 or 13 years old. We have had our ups & downs over the years, but we have always stayed in touch. We are the kind of friends who have so much history that whatever time passes between us, I always feel like when we talk or see each other that no time has passed at all.
Beyond that, Rose & her husband always remember my kids’ birthdays and send the coolest gifts — it means a lot to this mama, so I try to reciprocate the best way I can: with yarn. Way back in the day, Rose & I used to crochet afghans and scarves and things together. On our own, in or after college we both learned how to knit. Rose was the one that introduced me to Ravelry (it was on the phone and my family & I were driving through St. Louis — I will never forget that!) and we have stalked each other’s project pages ever since. Knitting is something that is common ground — despite miles between us and vastly different lives, I think it is something that helps us stay connected.
I also love this photo — it shows how much yarn she had leftover.
Thanks for sharing Rose!
You can see Rose’s project notes on Ravelry here.
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