Sunday, March 22, 2009

Melodious gloves

In January, my immediate family reconnected with my father's sister, Melody. It's been years, both sides have had troubles, and we all just kind of fell away. And despite the circumstances, it was wonderful to see her again - I had forgotten just how warm and funny a woman she is.

At dinner one evening, my aunt Melody bequeathed to me a beautiful scarf that she had knit herself. A discussion of knitting ensued, and she mentioned that she hadn't gotten the nerve to try gloves yet... enter the Melodious Gloves.These gloves are the result of two beautiful patterns... the Cigar gloves from Knitty, and Susie's Reading Mitts, by Janelle Masters. The colors were inspired by my aunt Melody - her favorites. I am hoping she likes these - they are a surprise...

And just in time for summer. I *REALLY* need more time to knit.

5 comments:

tiennie said...

They are so lovely! What a wonderful gift for her. :)

Team Knit ! said...

oh, that is so thoughtful! She's going to love them.

- Julie

a friend to knit with said...

wow. they are beautiful.
and i am so happy for you all.....bringing family together.

Hilary said...

How wonderful...both the lovely gloves and the reconnection with your aunt. I love how knitting can bring people closer!

Rachel said...

Lovely gloves! I think it's so cool for knitters to exchange hand-knits. There is no doubt the appreciation will be there!