I've done more than a handful of knitted gifts. If you are a crafter, you will probably agree that a person needs to be deserving of the handmade gift in order for them to be gifted one. In knitting, we call this "Knit Worthy".
For me, this means:
- Do they appreciate handmade?
- Will they wear it?
I have knitted gifts for friends, for their babies, for my family. And not all continue to be knit worthy. But out of all the people I have knitted gifts for, there has been one woman who truly deserves a knitted item, who has yet to receive one from me. And I'm not quite sure the reason. I've thought of it before, then never cast on. But this morning, I felt an urgency to get going on it. The timing seems right and I'm acting on it.
I got Grace to pre-school with an unusual urgency, the whole time thinking of what is in my yarn drawers that would be just right. I came home, dug through it all, searched patterns, and used a phone a friend to consult on a colorway. And I think I got it.
This woman, mother, friend, and fellow blogger is more than knit worthy. I hope I can get this project cast off quickly and on it's way.