As a knitter, I'm always willing to knit something for the people I love. For my dear boyfriend, for his mom, for my mom, for my close friends (the ones that don't know how to knit!), for my relatives. And as knitters, you guys know what a knitted gift means to us. It's neither just yarn nor just time. It's the love we put in. Every knitted stitch is made with the recipient in mind. And we want the gift to be perfect, to be amazing! Even if it's a simple scarf. Because you know that they'll love and cherish it.
As a knitter, I've also knit for not so knit worthy people. You know, you say yes, you don't really want to but the person seems so enthusiastic. And so you knit, and knit, and sometimes it's not a project you really want to knit but you do it anyway. You can't wait to finish it, so you can knit something you will really enjoy. And you hope that, at least, the recipient will like it. And they don't always do.
Where do I go with this? Well, this week-end I just discovered a knit worthy friend. For Christmas I knitted him a simple yet filled with love scarf. I didn't know how he would react. It was the first time I was knitting for him. He loved it, but you know how sometimes guys are, they do not extend their joy. So, I can say that I was pleased with his reaction.
Fast forward to this week-end. It was his 25th birthday, and we were having a great time with friends. One of his girl friends that I just met was staring at my knitted shawlette and asked : "Are you his friend who knits?" I said yes. She was so excited to meet me, because apparently my friend talks about me when he wears his scarf. And he wears it. A lot.
As a knitter, there is absolutely nothing that can beat the feeling of a loved knitted gift. Absolutely nothing. And I think that, if we think about it, that's why we knit. Have a nice week!