knitnana: Amazing Lace Challenge #1

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Amazing Lace Challenge #1

Pink and pretty roses, a shawl pattern of heart-motif lace, the loveliest Addi Natura needles, and delicate laceweight merino in an almost but not-quite-vanilla. These are the makings of a very special shawl, a most important teammate. Ten months ago, a very special man (the Man from My Past Present & Future, or MFMPPF) returned to my life. We'd loved each other at a distance for over two decades, but had chosen to do the right thing and stay with relationships we'd established before we met each other. Now, both of us free, we are finding out whether or not we were truly meant to be. More and more, we think we are. And so this summer, amidst other commitments, the shawl he (and my readers of this blog!) chose last fall, The Catharina from Knitter's Best Shawls & Scarves, will finally go on the needles.

I'm a bit too old for white, but this lovely creamy ivory may be just the right touch to grace my shoulders for a very special day...no, there's been no date set yet, nor have I new jewelry, so I have time. Perhaps all summer and into the fall. I'll keep you posted as I go. What do you think? A sweet choice for a Second Chance and for The Amazing Lace, no?

13 Comments:

Blogger me myself and i said...

Ooooh Sallee!! how wonderful!! Many blessings and loving wishes for your lace!!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

A very special choice and one I know you've thought long and hard about. May every stitch you take form a blessing for the future for you and MFMPPF. {{HUGS}}

8:32 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, that's a wonderful story! Yay!!

My ex-stepmom recently reconnected with her junior high beau, the first boy she ever kissed, and they are on a similar path in their late 60s...

9:19 PM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

You made my evening with your story! I'm looking forward to following your progress~~I know your special shawl will be perfect for that special day.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Sock Hook'r said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!
you are very lucky to have (re) found him

11:26 PM  
Blogger Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

How very lucy for you both and what a great story! Congratulat1ons!

(Please excuse the "1" for the letter "eye". All of a sudden 1've got busted buttons....

12:06 AM  
Blogger Yarngirl said...

You're making me tear up - that's lovely!!! I am so happy for you and yours!!! What a wonderful project to knit your hopes and dreams into!! I can't wait to see the story/shawl unfold.....

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Geraldine said...

What a beautiful story...this is a shawl that will have special meaning forever...for you and for your children to share later. Wishing you and your love all the good things....G :)

9:56 AM  
Blogger Lana said...

What a lovely thing to happen!!! I'm so happy for you and what a gorgeous shawl! Best wishes for a beautiful journey!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Wishing you best of luck in affairs of the heart, as well as knitting endeavors. I can't wait to see the shawl!

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Purloined Letter said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful shawl to choose, too!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

It's fun that we are both knitting along for our Special Days. :) I look forward to reading your progress on the shawl (and hopefully the planning too when you get to that stage).

10:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a beautiful story. I wish you and your special man all the love you deserve.

And thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - glad you liked my challenge introduction.

8:45 AM  

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