hey julie...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Hi Marji! *waves*

I have to admit, when I was paired with my SP, I was a little puzzled. At first glance, we couldn't be more different...She's a very accomplished knitter; I'm still a relative newbie. She seems to prefer large projects (sweaters, maybe? lol); I prefer, ah, instant gratification. I've got wee kids underfoot; she's pretty close to having an empty nest.

But in (harmlessly) stalking her via her blog I learned that we have things in common as well -- most remarkably, I think that she might be the only other knitter in the universe who doesn't own any cats. We both love to cook, don't collect anything (except yarn and fabric) and of course share a love of natural fibers.

One thing that's been really notable in my fifteen months as a knitter: the love of this craft really brings people together. I've seen it most on the KH forums but it holds true for SP7 too -- a shared passion can really trump your differences.

Thanks Marji, for letting me have a glimpse into your knitting life -- I've a lot to learn from you!

(Also...I'd hoped that your final package would be a little more, uh, aesthetically pleasing...my apologies that preparing for an impromptu plane trip with two small children took precedence. Hope you enjoyed everything regardless! ;)


Blogger Marji said...

oh Julie, I just got home and although I'm late leaving for my evening appointment I couldn't NOT open the package on my front doorstep.
Thank you thank you thank you!
and tomorrow I will properly photograph and write in my blog, but for now, please know it arrived, and I love it, and it's wonderful. And the packaging was fine, (much better if truth be known than my last package I sent out). That purple cashmerino is gorgeous, I love the color. And EZ - my first EZ book, can you believe?
Enjoy your vacay - you're in CO? I've got friends in Lakewood!
later, we'll catch up, ok?

4:05 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Marji, I'm glad it arrived safely! Yes, I'm in CO, and would you believe my brother in law was born and raised in Lakewood? We're not far from there...small world... ;)

6:18 PM  
Blogger Marji said...

Finally I got up the SP7 thank you post on my blog. I didn't want to post it Friday and have it get lost in the drama of all the April 1 flash your stash posts, and then yesterday we lost power during a storm.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Marji said...

Welcome Back! I think you get back from your vacay today.

7:40 AM  

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