Friday, May 21, 2010

we interrupt our regularly scheduled knitting...

for this: yes, it's acrylic. yes, it's a Mary Maxim pattern. Yes, it's the last thing you (or I, for that matter) ever expected to see on this blog, or in my hands.

But I will be knitting it.

My friend Sue (she who will receive the Red Green Sweater) just lost her Mom last week. It was a difficult relationship, but that's beside the point. It's her MOM. And her Mom was making her one of these sweaters. Sue has asked if I would finish it for her, and she'd pay me for my time. Please. There will be no payment. And there will be acrylic knitting.

Because it's Sue.

(we just have to determine which sweater she wants - the black and white marled, or the beige tweed. I hoping for the tweed - it, at least, has 20% wool.)
She also gave me two green garbage bags of yarn and needles and patterns that were her Mom's. I will talk to her about what she would like to see done with it. At the very least, it will be donated to a good cause, but I think I will knit a few things up for her Mom's church. I mean, really. It's what it was going to be anyway. And for a good cause, I can put aside acrylic issues.

Because it's Sue.

6 comments:

deirdre said...

You are a very good friend, indeed...

Sel and Poivre said...

I like that as a reason - just because its your friend! That's true friendship indeed - you are both lucky to have each other!

Lucky Canuck said...

Now that's friendship! Sounds like you guys are soulmates.

Needles said...

Its an excellent reason to knit it. It might be acrylic but at least it is a decent acrylic. Or it was when I used it last, in the time before knitting.

Brenda said...

I love that pattern. It is the one that catches my eye every time the MM catalog arrives.

KnitTech said...

Yes, it is a good thing you like Sue. Think of it as community service.