I've decided to start my posts with a spiritual/inspirational quote (an idea I borrowed from Juju Loves Polka Dots, who goes more for funny and quirky quotes). Since today I'm posting my Girlfriend Scarf, I thought I'd share a quote on women friends. Sue Monk Kidd is better known as the author of The Secret Life of Bees, but before she was a bestselling fiction novelist, she wrote some great feminine spirituality nonfiction. I also love When the Heart Waits.
Back to knitting: This is called a "Girlfriend Scarf," because you're supposed to get together with all your knitting girlfriends and share your leftover yarn, then knit a scarf lengthwise using a variety of different yarns. While I was going through my yarn stash to prepare for my Craft Supplies Swap, I realized that I had a lot of cool yarns in turquoise and purple (above). So I knit this scarf (below) sort of as a stash-buster.
I guess that's not much of a Girlfriend Scarf, if it was all my own yarn. I have a lot of wonderful girlfriends; unfortunately none of them knits. But this scarf also could be somewhat symbolic of the self-imposed isolation I've been having a bit lately. Usually when something goes wrong, I run to my friends for help. With our adoption problems, I have had a really hard time reaching out, except to one or two people. But even though I'm not talking to them every day, a group of my women friends are praying for me everyday (at noon). So in some ways, even though the yarn is all mine, I feel like they're there in the stitches somehow.