Friday, July 20, 2007

Hand knitted with love.

I want you all to know what an amazing friend I have.
Tama is one of my few IRLF's (in real life friends) hence, I blog. She serves with me in the church. She is one of those people you can always count on. I couldn't do it without her. Tama is also a very honest person. She is truthful with others and true to herself. She has no need for pretense. I admire this about her so much. She is gorgeous, I mean really gorgeous, and super talented in so many different areas. I just love her so much.
Yesterday, Tama stopped by house with a gift. It's not my birthday, just because. She hand knitted me a pair of socks. My description cannot do them justice, but they are obviously well executed and so soft! Tama included a letter with the note (I hope she doesn't mind that I share it) about what hand knitted gift represents.
I wanted you to know how special a hand knitted gift is so I am including this note.
A hand knitted item is more than a bunch of loops strung together. For every stitch there is an event, a memory, a thought, a musing, or a moment of my life.
As I made this pair of socks I sat and watched (
her daughter's name
) get her first salon hair color. I thought about how beautiful she is and is becoming, how good she is--loving, fun, helpful, and how much I love her.
I worked on your socks as I sat and read your blog and comments and thought about how clever, funny, intelligent, and fun you are and how fortunate I am to know you.

I worked on them as I rode in the car visiting with my husband about everything from the everyday to our dreams and plans for the future.
I finished your socks on the way to Wyoming, as I looked out the window and marveled at the beauty of the earth and how our Father in Heaven must truly love us for giving us so much variety in our surroundings.

I watched as each geologic layer shifted and changed to reveal the next and how the earth must have looked as each layer was deposited.
These socks are the record of this time in my life. Wear them and fill them with memories of your own.

That I will do! I couldn't do anything as nice for her as she did for me, so I thought I would just share my good fortune with all of you. I loved her letter and how it made these beautiful socks mean even more to me.
Thank you, Tama. I am honored to have you in my life.


  1. Aww, she sounds like the best friend anyone could ask for. I am glad you have a friend like that. That note was amazing!

  2. That is so awesome! Girlfriends are the best :)

  3. What a great gift. (The socks and your friend too!)

  4. I am so jealous! What a great friend, and those socks are wonderful! I am a knitting no-no. I tried, or I should say, my mother-in-law tried to teach me to knit....bought me a book....gave me yarn she spun herself...I cannot do it....I guess I am too clumsy. Enjoy those socks!

  5. Thank you for your gracious kindness. You deserved that gift!

  6. What an wonderful friend - and with a writing talent like that, I'm left wondering...where's her blog? =)

  7. That's an awesome friend you have there! The socks look wonderful and cozy.

    I'm loving the new blog look too! Where have I been?

  8. Sweetness!
    What cute socks and how talented.

  9. That right there is the Cheesecake in this life.

  10. What a very special and unique gift! Wish I could knit....

  11. What a beautiful friend!

    The socks are lovely!


  12. Tama's like Will Smith. He may be 'Gettin Jiggy With It,' but Tama's 'Gettin KNITTY With It!'

  13. that is such a sweet gift for you to have received. not just the fact that she knitted you some pretty socks but that she gave you the story behind them as she made them. how thoughtful!

  14. Those socks are beautiful. I could identify with what she said about "the record of that time of her life". I feel the same way abou things I make. :)

    You are blessed to have such a sweet friend. Thanks for posting this!! *smooch*

  15. Very nice. I wouldn't wear those socks. I'd hang them up somewhere as art.

  16. Awww....that made me teary! I'm with E-dud....they'd be art.
    You are all that and a box of junior mints.

  17. How sweet is that!!

    I love your blog. I never knew that water retention could be one of our interests.

  18. Annie, where are you. I miss you.

    Thanks for the good mail. I love it and I'm going to use it well.

    You ar pretty great!


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