Yay! Boo! Yay! Boo! Yay!
Opportunity blossoms from disappointment, doesn’t it?
|My friend Meg emailed me last week about this sweater that I knit last year. Like a lot of other people she asked how to get the pattern.
This used to be a free pattern on the Knit Picks site, but it is no longer available. Poof. Gone.
I offered Meg my copy, but she decided that she wouldn’t have time to knit it before the wedding, anyway. (She’s getting married next month, and she wanted to wear it on her wedding/honeymoon trip.)
|“Wait!”, I said. “I gave the yellow one to my sister, but I made a pink one that you can borrow!”
Wardrobe problem solved!
|Right after I hit “send” on that email, I did this.
I had totally forgotten that I gave that pink sweater to my other sister, on my trip to Alaska in June.
No sweater for Meg. I hated the idea of messing up the bride’s wardrobe plans when the wedding is so close.
|“Wait!”, I thought. “I have time to make Meg her own sweater, in any color she wants! As a wedding gift!”
Meg was very touched with this news (she’s a knitter, too), and she did all of the appropriate thanking and gushing. Aww.
See? Disappointment! Opportunity!
|The yarn arrived last night. So far I’ve knit up a curly strip of stockinette. Knit Picks Shine is such a lovely yarn.
I have two weeks to turn this into a cute sweater.
It WILL happen.
|Disappointment: the refrigerator spewed ice cubes all over the floor.
Opportunity: free and plentiful low-cal treats!