I had planned to post on my friend Love's actual birthday (yesterday) but nothing - and I mean nothing- went my way yesterday. Well, unless you count hubs agreeing to finally watch Chocolat with me last night, and liking it as much as I do. But everything else?
I don't want to talk about it.
Thanks for not bringing it up. Ever.
This is Love's 31st birthday weekend. And I made her these welted fingerless gloves.
It was a new pattern, and one of my most challenging so far. I originally chose a different color and yarn entirely, but after knitting up the first glove it didn't feel right. So I grabbed a pretty blue from my big knitting chest and stayed up until two in the morning the other night to knit a pair.
I loved them, but my tired heart sank; they weren't meant to be Love's.
I went to the knitting shop and found a color I thought she'd like better, and knit them while I waited for my car to finally be repaired at the service center.
When I got home, I still wasn't happy with my work and took it all off the needles and started again.
By now, I know the pattern by heart. And I just finished them, a day late, but they are done. They are handmade, so they have noticeable flaws. But they were made with love, for Love.
[This story is painfully quite the metaphor for many things in my life right now. Can't escape it, even in my art.]
More importantly, Love's only wish for her 31st birthday is to bring water to people that need it. It's $31 to make a big difference, (or even $13, or $1, or your kindest thoughts and prayers to help Love reach her birthday goal.)
Now, about those gloves that weren't Love's. I can't make you give to Charity Water to be entered to win them, but I can certainly encourage you to think about it and consider giving if you can. And if you comment here, no matter if you can give or not, (you don't need to tell me either way) you'll be entered to win the blue gloves with a half-moon button.
water moon shine
I'll choose a winner (I'll ship to anywhere) sometime this week. (I'll let you know here when I do.)
And hopefully I'll have some good news about Love reaching her goal.
Happy Birthday, Love.
*Winner is Zakary (Zdub) ! :)