A friend taught me one of my favorite knitting patterns, almost 5 years ago. She had been very kind to me, taking me to knitting classes and “stitch and bitch” sessions for half a year, and I wanted to knit her a scarf for her birthday. But I wanted it to be something nice. She presented me with half a dozen patterns … and I said “but which do you want?”
“You’ll hate me; it is too hard” was the response.
“No I won’t; whichever one you want, I shall try.”
“Just remember, it is OK to give up.” She showed me the travelling eyelet pattern.
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