Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Great Green Gable Reunion

I began knitting my sweater at some point in early May, and finally finished it earlier this week. I used the called-for yarn, and experienced much of the same issues as many of the other knitters -- falling between sizes, having to modify the waist and hip shaping, lengthening the garment, etc. -- that have been covered exhaustively on this site. I have little hard earned wisdom about this sweater to add to the collective wisdom of the Green Gable Knit Along.*

But how many of you can say that this sweater reunited you with a long-lost friend?

Go check out CurlyPurly's post from from May 31st. If you click the May archive, she is the first post you'll see. I'll wait.

You see, CurlyPurly and I, we go way back. Like freshman year in high school, sharing a seat and a walkman on the bus way back. Like spiral-bound notebooks full of notes to each other. Liking obscure new-wave brit pop bands together. But, we drifted apart, like many high school friendships, moved on to other friends, and then after graduation, and we went our very separate ways.

But the day that picture posted, I recognized her. Immediately. After a few more cups of coffee, several deep breaths, and two or three drafts later, I sent her an e-mail, subject: "sit down." And we've been e-mailing and reacquainting ever since, inhabiting this weird corner of the blogosphere together, sharing a seat again on the bus, sharing knitting esoterica instead of brit pop. 17 years later, we are mothering and wifing and knit blogging and knitting the same sweater and participating in the same knit along.

What can you say your sweater did for you?

Thanks, Green Gable.

* All those knitterly details are available on my blog, if you are interested.

9 Comments:

Blogger Brenda said...

now that is a great story!

7:06 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

This is a wonderful story!! I love it!

7:07 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

what a beautiful story!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Lauri said...

That is a great story! I am so happy that you two were able to connect again!
Your sweater looks great. I still haven't started mine yet!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

That is so cool!

5:20 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

What a neat story, and neat sweater! :-)

7:02 AM  
Blogger curlypurly said...

you look great! good to see at least one of us outgrew the whole black thing.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Knittinreed said...

Cool! Who knew knitting a sweater would renew an old friendship?!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Tandi said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Perfect fit. And thanks for sharing such a touching story.

6:45 PM  

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