Saturday was interesting in that we had someone come in and hand me a brown paper bag. She was from somewhere that worked with Nuns and one of them had passed away. She said that they didn’t want to throw the contents away but she didn’t know what else to do with it so she brought it to us.
I open the bag and inside is this delicately knit lace scarf, knit lengthwise, with 7 stitches remaining to be bound off. She left right away so I couldn’t tell her how close to the end this nun had been. Upon further inspection I’m sure the needles and yarn were bought at our store year ago when it was called the Weavers Place.… anyway I bound them off and they sat on the shop table for the weekend. I had a chance to show people her beautiful work and tell them the story.
I’m going to block it, and put it up somewhere nice in the store. I imagine this nun knitting in an meditative/prayer like fashion, the lace repeats are simple but long due to the length of this narrow scarf. It’s pre blocked length is 110 inches long and 5 inches wide. I’ve got her handwritten notes, the pattern isn’t spelled out, like a puzzle you’ll have to decide how to knit what she’s written down. If anyone is interested I’ll have photocopies made and in the shop for anyone who wants one.