Lately I have been thinking about "grateful knitting," the knitting that provides the satisfaction of doing something entirely for someone else. Grateful knitting is different than knitting a gift for someone for Christmas or a birthday. Grateful knitting is about putting all of your "thank yous" into an object for no other reason than you are grateful. It provides me with an amazing calm and focus. It allows me to reminisce about all of the reasons and ways I am grateful to have this particular person in my life.
When Mom died, I had a difficult time finding a place for a luncheon and someone to take the responsibility out of my hands. I have a friend Lynn who is a party planner. Lynn and I taught together in our younger years. I have always been besties with Lynn's daughter Lissi. Lynn said she would be glad to take responsibility for the luncheon. It was wonderful. She suggested we choose Mom's favorite foods which was a great help in narrowing down decision making. When the bills came, we got a bill from the caterer but no bill from Lynn. I called Lynn and she said, "I know. It's Lissi and my gift to you." I have been wanting to do somethings for Lynn since then. One day I got a shipment from Twisted Fiber Art.