Thursday, February 13, 2014

Found A New One!

Tuesday after our Great Decisions group met, one of the members saw the knitting in my bag and asked about it.  As it turns out, she is a knitter as well, and has promised to bring a picture next week of a scarf she's knitting that will replicate her Scottish husband's clan tartan.  I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much I love this entire idea--especially since I'm not the one trying to figure out how to knit plaid.  I know where some of my ancestors are from, but the only tradition that I know of that has been kept is the oyster stew on Christmas eve from the Norwegian side, and no matter how obsessed with knitting one is, it's just hard to see seafood soup as inspiration--especially since I don't even care for it.  But it's always a thrill to find out that someone one knows is also a knitter.  I imagine the glimpse of needles or wool in a purse must be a lot like the secret whatever of the Masonic handshake, and I made a mental note that if this person happens to ever be in our home, she can see the sewing room without prior explanation or warning--always an important distinction................


Mereknits said...

I so agree with you, the nod of recognition, the slight smile you pass onto someone you see playing with yarn, it is a lovely clan to be in isn't it? I have Scottish blood, a small amount but it is there, we are from the Drummond line, I believe we have a tartan, but knitting one? well that is a whole other story.

RobinH said...

Did you see the knitted cowl pattern from Franklin Habit in Knitty that looks like plaid?

And I have a friend doing it in more modest colors and it looks amazing: