Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Unexpected

How often are we really faced with the unexpected? Normally when we think or talk about the unexpected, it takes on quite a negative tone, while many times the unexpected is not only a pleasant surprise, but something beautiful! In fact, the unexpected can lift our spirits and make our lives much fuller and certainly more fun.

While we all enjoy gifts during the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries, I believe without doubt presents are especially precious when totally was the case when I presented my Leaf Lace Scarf to my Buddy "Jeannie".

You see I knit the Leaf Lace especially for her as a "Just Because" gift. Jeannie and I met tonight for dinner (before gathering at Common Threads for an evening of group knitting) and FINALLY...I gave her the Unexpected Leaf Lace Scarf! I had been out of my mind with excitement all week and just knew I would fumble (spill the beans) during one of our many phone conversations. Well, the wait was worth it and I believe she was truly surprised and thrilled with her Unexpected Goodie. See-------------->

My Unexpected Gift was the depth of JOY I received from gifting a lovely hand knit to a Very Special Friend.


Twisted Knitter said...

I love your concept of giving the unexpected gifts to the special people in our lives - just because.

And thank you so much for using my pattern to create such a wonderful gift! I love the way you blocked it and of course, I adore the color!

Knitting Diva said...
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a friend to knit with said...

it looks gorgeous on her.
and i am sure will be treasured for a very long time!