This morning I woke up to the following email from my daughter Emma:
Some woman just stopped me on campus saying how much she loved my skirt. She said it looked familiar and did I make it myself? So when I said you had made it and it was the Carnaby Skirt she got very excited and we had a five minute or so conversation about the yarn, pattern, and its wearability 🙂 your stuff is loved even when its a few years old and pilling like crazy! She even complimented the buttons and how clever the inside ribbon and hook and eye were 🙂
Emma is so totally knit-worthy! How wonderful to knit for someone who not only wears the knits (everywhere, all the time) but also has such pride and enthusiasm for them. (I’ve blogged about the Carnaby skirt here; go have a look to see photos and details.)
With a big smile on my face, I opened up Ravelry to see that someone had commented on my Carnaby skirt. Here is what she said:
I had the great pleasure of seeing the original today on campus! It’s a flattering pattern and so beautifully knit that I couldn’t resist hollering “great skirt!” at your daughter. She was kind enough to stop and tell me the pattern name and she even showed me the pretty waist band you put in. It looks as new today as it does in the photos you’ve uploaded – it’s clearly been much loved and cared for!
Wow! I love knitters! How cool to get such a lovely note from someone I don’t know, half a world away. (And I love Ravelry, which allows us knitters to
enable each other share in this manner.) This has been a double dose of knitting happiness before I’ve even had my first sip of coffee.
That is a great story! What a small world.
Hi Jossie, nice to hear from you. I love these ways in which knitters connect.
Hi, TC! Yes, it’s cool indeed (unlike Nevada, where you are undoubtedly roasting!)
What a wonderful moment! I read your original post on Carnaby, and that skirt is just gorgeous! How lovely that it is appreciated as it deserves. 🙂
Hi Leah, I am really lucky to have two knit-worthy daughters. They both take real pride in wearing hand-knits and know the work that went into them.
That is deeply wonderful, and shows the brilliance of your knitting, and Ravelry, and the yarny community, all at once.
Just last week, I saw a couple of young women on the lawn at the university eating lunch. One of them was wearing what was clearly a (beautifully executed) Kim Hargreaves design. I went up and said “I love your sweater; did you make it yourself?” She was so pleased to have someone notice, and so proud of her work. It made us both feel good. I really love the “yarny community”, as you put it.
I feel so proud for you! How wonderful! I am all smiles heading to work. X
Hey Jen, I’m glad to contribute to your morning smiles….
What a great story! I looked at the original post and it is a great skirt!
What a lovely story. So far in my experience, knitters have been such a fab community!
I’ve been thinking about either knitting or weaving a skirt…perhaps this has got me a little closer to that idea. Thanks for sharing these older posts with us 🙂