Winter, Friends & Sneakiness

Last weekend was our 3rd annual weekend of dragging some of my best knitting friends to the north for a weekend of knitting, rolling around in yarn and general hanging out.

Not much changes from year to year.

Plates of food randomly appear:

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There is knitting…

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Vats of yarn line the living room…

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Vats of yarn are filled with babies…

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Some wander out across the lake on snowshoes…

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It’s truly my favourite weekend of the year.

This year, my friends were sneaky.  Ron and I were presented with an early wedding present, several months in the making:

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Now, I’ve been a part of several community blankets for various knit night friends.  Knitting squares or strips or rounds…part of many hands making something full of love and good wishes. The knitting is a very special experience, especially knowing that the blanket is going to another knitter who will truly appreciate the time and work gone into it.

But to get a dyer to UNKNOWINGLY dye the yarn for her own blanket?? To choose the colours right in front of her face, send a minion to order the yarn, get some of the colours custom dyed (and scrutinized to make sure the skeins were JUST RIGHT for that particular minion) and hand delivered in a Mission Impossible/Spy vs. Spy mash-up style exchange?? On top of the winding and knitting and sewing and transporting? That takes a level of espionage, sneakiness and full-throttle smart-assery of the highest order.  Well played my friends, well played.

You also have to love it that they also presented me with a “Making of…” video:

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