Friday, November 23, 2007

Father, Kim and the Holy Post

There are just some situations that defy logic. Sometimes you get what you really want in spite of your best efforts to sabotage yourself. Such is my quest for a recent Kim Hargreaves project.

Last September 12, I mentioned in a post that I admired the design Evie from Kim's Fall collection called "Thrown Together". I loved the styling, the colour and most of all - the fact it bore the same name as my mom who passed away several years ago. It's also the name of my little 3 year old niece (insert gratuitous picture of cute child). I wrote "Don't you think the Universe want me to have this sweater?"
After humming and hawing for a few days - I decided to order it but since I *always* make things in the same colour they're shown in, I tried to think of different shades...just to be different. None - other than the Loganberry shade which most closely represented the colour shown on the model - appealed to me. In the end, I opted for a dove grey called Weather. The colour is great and very popular this season but I did kind of kick myself for not getting the deep purple.

What I didn't know was that my father (who reads my blog) had read the post and decided to surprise me by ordering the kit. He stalked knitting guilds and stores in his area in an attempt to locate Kim Hargreaves' designs. He didn't realize she sells via the Internet only. He got in touch with my knitting buddy Dr. Steph who not only showed him how to find the Kim Hargreaves website but also advised him on size and colour. He called Kim in England and says he had a delightful chat with her. He ordered the kit for me (without knowing that I'd already bought it). A week later while dad was visiting the kit arrived..........


in all of its deep purple glory. Yessssssss! It's the colour I really wanted all along.

So, since the universe definitely wants me to have this project - there's only one thing for a girl to do.

Cast on baby.

6 comments:

loribird said...

What a great gift! (What a great dad!) I think the purple is perfect :)

theresa said...

What a sweet dad and great surprise. The purple is much more interesting than the grey!

Carol in NoVa said...

Love the blog title... so lucky to get the kit in the color you really wanted from your dad. Sometimes things happen for a reason.

deirdre said...

Oh, what a dad! Of course you had to cast it on right away, you really had no choice! And I love the colour...

Dr. Steph said...

Definitely the purple. It was fun to plot some fibre gifts for a friend. Glad you like it.

I rather like the grey.

Anonymous said...

So awesome. Makes me smile.
Alison in MN