Tuesday, February 10, 2009

International Scarf Exchange 7

I am participating in the International Scarf Exchange 7.  Out of all the swaps that I do, this one has got to be my most favorite and one that I hold near and dear to my heart.

My first one was the ISE2.  I had only been knitting a few months, and I was terrified.  Terrified of what to give another knitter.  This wasn't going to be a loving family member who would oh and ah over just about anything that I made.  This was going to another knitter who would be able to see each and every mistake that I made.  I looked in awe at all the masterpieces that were being exchanged and just hoped that my endeavor would meet the expectations of its intended recipient.

I love this exchange because it made me spread my wings and try new and different techniques in the quest of the most perfect scarf.  It made me venture down that path that I would not have normally go.  It also afforded me the opportunity to meet some truly, truly remarkable people, like Debi, who will forever occupy a special place in my heart.

Well, this exchange is winding down and my current project is now winging its way across the US to its new owner.  I am hoping that she accepts my gift and recognizes all the hope and good intention that accompany it.  It was made with love, and dedicated to the memory of friendship.

Here is Gail (aka Nightsongs)