Most weeks we meet for a couple hours to discuss life, things going well, things not going well, children, ourselves and when all else fails...We knit. These are my two dear friends that have gathered in my home for the past couple of years. We laugh. We cry. We sit together as women and wives and mothers and revel in life.
It nourishes me. They nourish me. I feel better about most things after the three of us have spent a morning over lattes and wool. There is something about women rallying together. Even when there is nothing pressing it leaves me feeling "seen" and heard. I know, because they already have, that they would be there for me anytime I was in need.
My two dear friends and knitting buddies.
These mitts were knit as a birthday present for one of these dear friends. The celebration was in February...we ate, we laughed, we enjoyed a movie. There was much fun had by all.
In December I knit birthday mitts for the other dear friend of the trio. I suppose now I just need to make some for myself and we could be a Mitchy-Matchy group of knitting friends. Hmm...
I hope that all of you out there have someone in your life that helps you feel seen. Today, I am grateful for so many things but especially good friends near and far.
Ravelry pattern found here.
Happy Tuesday friend. Wish I was going to see you again in June at SQUAM. We are going to have to figure something out. Any how. Happy spring day to you.
Posted by: branch homestead | Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 09:29 AM
Thanks for making me feel at least "heard"... if not seen the other day! Here is to women... and to wonderful friends!
Posted by: Christy I. | Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 04:04 PM
Beautiful and true words. Friends like that make the world go round. And those birthday mitts are super, super cute!
Posted by: Julie Smith | Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Eco Chic:Your magazine is so sweet and fabulous!!!Me really like to c all Ur launch soon, Hope u do the best one.. http://www.vivamagonline.com Yours is a Pretty cute one ...All the best for ur upcoming project!!!!This is really a beautiful one...
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