Friday, February 9, 2007

A Tale of Two Sisters

As a preface, let me say; I have no right to tell this tale, no inside knowledge, only what I have observed. ( Maybe they fight when I am not around) :)!

Some time ago two women came into the shop, and we became friends. I discovered that they are sisters. Before long, they became regulars an knit night, and part of the "gang". They are there every Thursday night, even in the worst weather, and neither one lives very close to the shop. I won't tell which is the older, it matters not.

Dawn and Sue. Sue and Dawn. I think of one, I think of the other. Their devotion and love for each other is obvious. And inspiring.
Here is a photo of a shawl. Sue knit this shawl for her sister, and presented it to Dawn at last evening's knit night. It was not a surprise, Sue has been diligently working on it for about a YEAR! And she is a fast knitter!! The shawl is truly a work of art, and it is HUGE. Lace weight alpaca.

Here is Dawn modeling the shawl.

And here is Sue in Dawn's grateful embrace.

What is even more beautiful than the shawl--- Their relationship. So much dedication and compassion. I love Dawn and Sue. An example for us all. AND I love you too, GWEN and MARY BETH! (my own sisters)


LotzaStitches said...

The shawl is absolutely gorgeous! I didn't get to *feel* it last night....but I'm imagining the softness of laceweight alpaca... soooo soft.

Anonymous said...

I love you, too, sistah..Mary Beth

Anonymous said...

I believe I may have been one of the first to receive a metaphorical shawl made by you. You were probably less than 5 when you wrapped your arms around my neck each night. It kept me warm and the memory of it still does. I love you little sistah,

Anonymous said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm so sorry to have missed it - a lot of time, patience, persistence and love went that shawl.

Anonymous said...

I don't "blog" much. Well actually, I don't blog ever. My Mom sent me this link, though, so that we could see the wonderful people she is surrounded by in Wisconsin and know that she is happy. She loves having her sister with her. It has helped her endure some unbearable times in life.

We miss her dearly here in California, her two sons, her two daughters-in-law, and her four grandchildren. We are not lonely without her, though, because she taught us to love our families with the same devotion that she put into making Dawn's beautiful new shawl.

We're looking forward to seeing you this summer, Mom. :-)

Anonymous said...

"Sisterhhood" is not only a connection by blood, but also a connection by heart. Michele, you are our "sister" too, along with the other members of our group where we are allowed to be ourselves, in spite of our differences (or maybe because of them). Dawn and I value our time at Knit Night because of you, and because you accept everyone without judgment.
FiberQueen (Sue)

Anonymous said...

I always hear the stories of the great friends and fun Mom (Dawn) and Sue have at their "Knit nite" but I never truly realized how special it was to them.
Those are the two most important women in my life and I am proud to know them and honored to share them with you all at Loose Ends.
I only wish I was closer so I could come out and play too!

Anonymous said...

I haven't written on a blog before but it seems like the rest of my family is getting in on it, sooo, here I am. Thanks Michele for the oportunity to again thank Sue for my beautiful shawl. There is a story behind it. I bought Sue a book for Christmas in 2005 that is called "Folk Shawls". Looking through it I noticed the Celtic shawl. I know Sue is very interested in our heritage, and she had recently been to Ireland so I put a note in the book saying"this is the one I want". I really never dreamed she would get to it knowing how busy she always is with her other "projects". So I am just thrilled, not only that she started it,but actually kept at it and finished it. And what a beautiful piece of art it is. I also would like to say that I'm absolutely delighted to be surrounded every Thursday night by the "family" of Knitters, Crocheters and other fiber artists.All that talent has just got to be contagious. I hope. SO, again, Thank you Sue, and Thanks Michele. Love You

Anonymous said...

I is wonderful to hear about the many friends Mom (Dawn) and Sue have at Knit Night. I also feel that these are the two of the most important women in my life (I also have to include my sister Marcy in that statement). Like Mom and Sue, Marcy and I are as close as sisters can be while living
3 1/2 hours apart. I feel truly blessed to have such great women in my family. Love you guys!

Love Robin