26 September 2013
Thank you!!!! Rachel, Melissa......and Tanna! by guest blogger Steph@woolythyme
What a story! What a pattern!!! I'm rather embarrassed to admit, that I still get somewhat lost in 'blogland', frustrated when I discovered a blog that I should have been following for years, but grateful when I'm finally lead there. Tanna (from a previous post here...and of BrickStreetBungalow) wrote about Melissa's pattern and Rachel's story, and their friendship.....and like everyone else here, I was moved beyond words....moved to action... immediately downloaded the pattern, rummaged in the stash, and luckily discovered some pink Debbie Bliss Cashmerino aran that apparently was waiting for this very opportunity---yes, it was about 5 minutes from reading the post, that I was knitting on this pattern.
The serendipity of all this is more apparent when you understand that I ordinarily only buy fingering wt or lace yarn (an occasional leap into the 'thick' dk stuff) and hate knitting on anything larger than a size 6 needle. That aran was there....some size 7s were found (!)....and (surprisingly!!) I truly loved every stitch of this wonderful pattern.
I'm part of a charity knitting group at my church...we meet today....shawl is going with me -- as both a donation and hopefully inspiration for some others in the group to do what I did.....run home, download the pattern, rummage in the stash......and cast on!
Melissa and Rachel...thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your talent and your story.
Hugs to all!!!