I posted the story of the finished knitted cowl the other day. No big deal. The next day I got a strange e-mail. I did not recognize the sender and there was a picture attached. Normally I would NEVER open an attachment from an unknown sender. HOWEVER, the subject line indicated that this person knew ME and knew me a LONG time ago because my full name was in the subject line - not the name I use today, but my MAIDEN name. OK - it has been YEARS since I went by that name.
Intrigued, I opened the picture and almost died!!!!!!!!!!! Let me back track a bit first.
Remember I said that I used to knit a lot? I do have an obsessive characteristic - let's just state the facts as they are!!!! That is partially why I don't watch TV any more - I can't control myself and how much I watch - so don't watch any!!!! (just got to figure out how to deal with the sugar thing!)
Here is a picture of me knitting (I think I already posted this picture)
Well - I knit all kinds of things (not mitts and socks) - but lots of sweaters and that bedspread and afghans.
|This is one of my early creations. I wore that sweater everywhere - even in WINTER as a coat and the sweater wasn't that warm!!!! But it had a pocket in front for your hands. Anyway - I LOVED that sweater.|
I had a basket of knitted sweaters in my closet. There was a LOT of work in those sweaters and I never had the heart to throw them out.
So I dug them out the other day. I was going to post them so you could see that in fact I have knit other things than my cowl!
|Knitted sweater - by ME|
|Even has a matching hat!!!!!!!|
Well after M saw the basket - she wanted to know what it was. So I told her and she asked if she could have one of them. Turns out she was already WEARING the sweater that day (when I wasn't home)
You know - that sweater has been in the closet forever - someone might as well wear it and it fits her perfectly!!!! Sleeves the right length and look how even that pattern is!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes - I could knit!!!!
|M with her new sweater!|
Since this style of sweater is coming back in style - perhaps I should wear the other one. I haven't tried it on, but I bet it still fits.
OK - so you want to know what the picture was that I received??????
|HEY - ANOTHER sweater that I made - MANY MANY MANY years ago. I did NOT recognize the wearer of the sweater and I have to say that I did NOT recognize the sweater.|
I answered the e-mail and asked "who is this??????" Well I was in for a SHOCK!!!!! I got an e-mail back from someone that I DID recognize. An old boyfriend!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rod - can you believe that!!!!!
Now I bet you are wondering how he tracked me down. When I knew him he was a reporter for the local newspaper. He was/is also a photographer. He still writes today and last year was working on a story about a fibre artist who was coming to a local (to him) gallery. He did some searching on the internet for quilting - came across A Needle Pulling Thread (which I write for). Somehow (and I am not sure how) - he hooked up the current ME with the ME that he knew. I guess he has been following my blog and when I posted the cowl story - he sent me the picture!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe the sweater is still in good condition!!!!! Must be that acrylic yarn!!!!
Isn't that just the wildest story!!!!!!! I think it is hilarious!!!!! Just goes to show you that you can run - but you can't hide!!!!!
And wasn't he just the cutest!!!!!!
|Rod at the bee keeper house - the prize winning bee keeper|
And yes - I still have something that he gave me!
|A book on wildflowers!|
Well enough with the blast from the past.
I made it up to Hobby Horse yesterday - their first day back after the storm. At last I could get the fabric I needed to finish that Northern Lights quilt that I need for THIS weekend.
Besides - the sun was out yesterday and I was out several times trying to chip the ice off the driveway. And I got it done!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah - some of that ice was THICK!!!!!
I also bought backing for THREE quilts at the Hobby Horse. I had ordered the backing from somewhere else, but they weren't' sure when the order was coming in and the order that I placed before Christmas got lost. So I bought the backing at Hobby Horse. Guess who called me in the afternoon???? Yep - the order has come in!!!! Oh well - now I have to make some quilts to fit the extra backings!!!
On that note - I have loads of work to do today but first we have embroidery club!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!