When someone gives you a gift there is clearly love and thought and well wishes behind it! When a knitter gives you a gift there is also the element of time! Yes the other gifts took time to purchase, wrap, etc but a hand knitted gift takes hours and hours! Those hours could have been spent doing tons of other things but the knitter spent those hours on you… On making a gift for you!
This post is one of two, to show off gifts made for my son. My friend Carolyn’s gift is up first…
When she handed this to me, I just held it and looked at it for the longest time. I couldn’t say a word. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was! And the work involved…the time involved, the time spent, left me speechless. My dear friend knit this on #2 needles with sock yarn. For you non-knitters, that’s a lot of stitches, effort and there it is again, time!
When this was made my baby’s gender was unknown. She was secretly praying for a boy and chose red, still gender neutral but would look gorgeous either way! I would come to know later that many people wanted a boy for me, we’ll talk more about that later. Let’s admire some more.
My favorite part is the “attached” socked feet! Does it get any cuter? Um, no! I wish I had an “action” shot for you but it is way to big and really doesn’t show the beauty. In the meantime lets see those feet again.
A perfect little baby sock! I can’t stand it, really I can’t! This should be just the right size when the weather really gets cold. Actually at the rate my boy is growing he’ll be in it even sooner.
To my friend Carolyn, I’ve said thank you in person, via written note and now online! Can you tell how happy you’ve made me! You are one of my dearest friends and I love you.
From one knitter to another… Knit on!!! And I get it, on all levels!!