Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Perfect Home

One of the things I like to do as I travel is give friends tokens of my esteem. This year I knit dishcloths as I traveled and gave them to the friends who hosted me. They seemed to think it was cool to watch their gift grow as we caught up.

I also took along three already knit gifts, two scarves and a hat. The scarves were well received, but the hat found its perfect home. The Dancing Grannies Hat went to a friend who lives in Bynum, a small mill town south of the University of North Carolina. She's an interesting character who is just a thesis short of a master's degree in folk lore.

My Bynum friend lives in a genuine millhouse made entirely of clapboard, inside and out. The only heat is a wood stove in the living room and a space heater in the bedroom. The floor is made of painted planks - very artfully painted in the bedroom.

Dancing Grannies Hat is going to feel right at home in this environment.


Elrond Hubbard said...

Hey there Witless Wanderer. Your new entry popped up at the top of my magic blogroll, and I saw that hat! So, welcome home to where your home is. It was great meeting you. It's strange seeing those floors immortalized online! I hope their painter sees them too.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I've missed you. KC

Iron Needles said...

I am glad Dancing Grannies found such an appropriate new home.

While you were away, I was in SLC to visit Middle Daughter. I was there for a whole 24 hrs. She had a plan for every minute. But when she excitedly told me where we were going to be taking Sunday breakfast...'at Ruth's!'...to which I responded "Ruth's Diner? with biscuits?!?" it left her speechless! How does Mom know these things?

HA! I have my sources!

Robin said...

Hey Sweetie!
Your dishrag and lovely shawl have made perfect additions to my home! I always enjoy your visit, and miss you- Glad to see you arrived home without an overnight stay in the airport this time :)