Socks & Mariann
I inadvertantly started knitting another sock:
It started as a swatch and I kept knitting so I could watch the colors change (probably only exciting to me!) and before I knew it, I had knitted myself halfway to a sock. I finally put it down this morning so I could get on with my day. The colors are so pretty and soft!
Knit night this past Tuesday evening included a lot of knitting as well as a retirement celebration! Mariann, my good friend and knitting teacher, has retired from her job at Texas Childrens Hospital and will be moving soon -- temporarily at first but permanently later. If I said I would miss her, it would be an understatement. I will miss being able to get her instant feedback and encouragement. I will miss her insistence that I can knit anything I put my mind to. I will miss her ability to speak honestly and decisively about anything and everything. Mariann's the one who pushed me to at least TRY to start knitting something besides dishcloths and to learn how to purl. She also patiently taught me how to knit my first socks. And my favorite thing about her is that even if I started TODAY, my stash acquisition could never equal hers! I can accumulate yarn guilt-free knowing that somebody I know has more than I do. For sharing your passion, Mariann, I can't thank you enough and I will miss you.