Knit Worthy

Published by Cathy Bothe on Apr 12th 2022

We all have people who enrich our lives in all sorts of ways. Sadly, we often take them for granted.For knitters a real inflection point can be the answer to “are you knit worthy”? Would I want to spend time and effort and money to show you how much you are appreciated?

A person like that in my life is the wonderful woman who cuts my hair- who even did my husband’s hair and beard during the pandemic. He looked like a real mess 8 months into the pandemic, while I, at least could pull my hair back. She came to our house with an N95 mask and cut our hair.

For all of you stuck at home for such a long time this was such a boost to our moral even if no one except the 3 of us saw the results. She has even offered, should I die between cuts, to come to the funeral home and fix me up. Who could ask for more?

HJ (not her real initials) has been cutting the hair of many family members for years with so many changes in all our lives. We both know of the births, deaths, kids, and health issues of the other.

At our last appointment at our house, she told us that her eldest daughter was expecting a baby.Knit worthy: YES!

I had some Encore Plymouth Yarn Worsted which is 75% acrylic and 25% wool blend. I had used it for the bunting for our now one year old grandbaby. I knew it machine washed and dried wonderfully and would be from my stash. Plus, the color is just beautiful.

The pattern is a Sirdar but with several changes so any raglan sleeve sweater pattern would work. I like a raglan sleeve because it makes the end of a front or back quicker. Just when you may be tired of the pattern it just goes away.

Maybe as Spring comes you can think of those in your lives who are Knit Worthy. Think of even a small project like a dishcloth or scarf for next winter or a hat or anything that shows your appreciation of what they do for you. This exercise may be a gift to you too as you reflect on the goodness in your lives. Every one of you is Knit Worthy in my book.