Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sad Story With a Very Happy Ending...


Last week I finished this little cardigan just in time to take it with me on my trip to the Soon Y. Warren watercolor class... Loved the yoke...  the sweet little crochet button holes (note Vicki, I did do a little crochet).... the luscious Madelinetosh Sock Yarn: Whitewash... the way the colors seemed so suited to the design and the name of the pattern:  Low Tide by Tin Can Knits.


I had great visions of wearing it with a white t-shirt and faded jeans (my favorite attire in the world)... Then I tried it on... All the hours of knitting were in vain... The thing came to my knees!!  I was crushed!  Dang these squatty little stubs I have for legs!


Finally, it did occur to me that I had tall, thin, beautiful friends at our LYS, Rose Path....


And, so in a matter of minutes, this Low Tide Cardigan found its rightful owner.  My friend, Laura, makes it look like I imagined it would on me.  ;)


Dog-gone-it seems like those long, skinny legs I've always hoped for may not make it in this lifetime...


But, HAPPY ending for me, Laura had just finished this Baktus scarf in a yarn that she and I had each LOVED... Sweet lady that she is... gave me the beautiful scarf that she made IN the beautiful yarn I had coveted.  Score!!  All those hours were very worth the while.   I'm a happy camper.

There has been very little knitting this week.... I am deep in the waters of repeating my painting from the class... I'm loving it so far. 

Wishing each of you a week with happy endings...

blessings ~ tanna

40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

now THAT'S a cool trade among friends!

and i don't have long legs, either. quite short and stout, i'm afraid. :)

Susan said...

This just enforces my love of paying it forward. You both win!!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh, I love that you did some crochet. :)

This is so beautiful...and how nice to be able to bless your friend and she in return bless you, too.

Oh I am looking forward to seeing more of your water color painting, too.

You are do talented. I love that you share your talents with us.

Blessings and hugs always dear friend. :)

From the Kitchen said...

It is beautiful on your friend! The first (and pretty much the last) sweater I knitted would not go over my big head when I finished it. That was thirty years ago so you can see how discouraged I was.

Best,
Bonnie

Laura said...

I am loving the Low Tide. What a trade! Can't wait to see your watercolor, I know it will be wonderful!
Laura

kathy b said...

Awww that sounds like a Christmas story...
perfect gifts perfect ending!

podso said...

You gave yours to her without expecting in return -- but look how your giving was blessed! It is a beautiful example of your skillful hand work. And I hope you have a happy week of painting!

Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet story between friends. sandie

Deb said...

well it was a win win for both of you....nice to have a long legged friend....unfortunately I'm of the short legged variety....

Betsy Brock said...

what a fun trade! Both items are lovely. But I can see why you were crushed...that is a lovely, lovely piece you created!

Bonnie said...

Hi Tanna, I can't image how you knit and blog and do life! You are amazing and so sweet. Thank you for your encouragement while I was taking a break . You always inspire.

Love your latest creation. I couldn't possibly select a favorite. They are all wonderful.

Deborah Hamilton said...

That sounds like a very good trade. She looks pretty in your top, and I'm sure you will be beautiful in her scarf. It worked out perfectly! Good for you both!

Sandy said...

What a great exchange! I love both pieces! I'm sure you'll look as lovely in your scarf as your friend does in the piece you made. I understand about the short legs...I'm only 5"3' and shorter than all my girlfriends.
Hugs~

Shug said...

Hi Tanna
Well...this story does have a happy ending and I'm so proud for you.
:( sorry that it didn't work out for you, but it sure looks great on your friend. How special, for her to give you a gift in return. It is truly a gorgeous color of blue..
Happy all worked out well..

Christine said...

Now that is what I call a good friend. You give her something and she gives you something in return.

Painting... hummm... it that why I see some paint on the screen? looks like you are having fun.

Pammy Sue said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! I love both of them, but that aqua shawl is just striking. Glad you have had your hands busy. Sometimes I think I am the only one.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

i love happy endings like that!! :)

Donna said...

Great trade! Isn't it nice to have talented friends? I vote yes. I can't wait to see what you painted this time. Her technique is very interesting to me from what you have shown us before....
Love you and your ever generous heart, Tanna! <3 d.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

what a precious story...and both of you ended up with a wonderful gift from each other...they both are works of art

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is indeed a happy ending! You both ended up with a beautiful gift.
Have fun water coloring!

Along A Widowed Road said...

I just love your blog with all the beautiful pics of your handiwork with yarn and needles.

Hope your week is well.

Viola

Debbie said...

... that's what it's all about.

(I'm sort of hokey pokey-ing in case you can't tell.)

I love the way this story ended up, with both artists getting a gift they didn't intend to get. Both are works of art too. Love them.

jean said...

It's so pretty on Laura! LOoks like it was made with her in mind. Perfect!

Rebecca said...

Wow! Both of you must be very, very happy! (The scarf is really attractive--I'm "all-thumbs" when trying to figure out how to arrange them, though.....)

Susan Struck said...

That really was a happy ending. Both pieces are gorgeous!

karen said...

love the shawl that you received!! a win win gift giving event :)

Mereknits said...

Tanna, the sweater is so gorgeous, I have it in my Ravelry library. And just so you know I have long legs and am totally happy to give your cast offs a home.
Meredith

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

All's well that ends well!
They are both beautiful pieces.

Jen Price said...

What a lovely cardigan! Too bad it didn't fit, but what a lovely scarf to receive!

steph said...

win-win all around!! and that scarf color is sooooo YOU!!!

Judy S. said...

Looks like a pretty good trade to me, Tanna. Interesting how different the color looks photographed outside! That cardi looks like a lot of work..sure was pretty, but then so is your new scarf.

Marissa said...

What a sweet story..
what gorgeous pieces ...

Cindy said...

What a beautiful sweater you have knitted and it does look fabulous on your tall willowy friend. It looks like it was made for her.
I love the scarf that you received from her, what a great colour!
Have a good weekend, my friend.

Pondside said...

From one short-limbed person to another...I felt your pain! It sounds like all ended well, though, and both of you were happy.

Dana said...

Oh I love that scarf! What a fun surprise!!

Dana said...

Oh I love that scarf! What a fun surprise!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Oooo, that cardigan is lovely! I am glad for happy endings :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Well! Didn't THAT work out nicely!!


I DO have to say that the cardigan is awesome...so very sassy. LOVE IT.

AndeM1 said...

thinking of you ........glad to see you are enjoying your talent.... andrea

Tammy said...

Well, I would definitely say that you were both winners in the end. Gorgeous cardigan and beautiful scarf! Lucky ladies! Best wishes, Tammy

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