Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Knitting Sisters

Dear Mom,

Mostly every week through the school year, but less often in the summertime, I spend Wednesdays with the dearest group of friends. They are so good for me that it is hard for me to come up with the right words to describe us when we are together.

This week, Carol treated us to lunch at her house. It was a perfect, beautiful day and we spent our time together on her back deck. Sunshine, iced tea, sleeping dogs, buzzing bees, flowers, laughter, shared creations, book discoveries, yarn. Carol served a delicious lunch of Spinach Pie from one of the Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks, a salad with tomato, basil and mozzarella and fresh fruit. We had a Strawberry Rhubarb dessert. All light, healthy and tasty. Every bite.

Carol surprised us all with gift tags to enclose with our hand knit gifts. She custom made a set of these for each of us, using colorful ribbons and vintage knitting photos. I told her I love them too much to give away, but she has promised us we can re- order!

I think this one is my favorite.