Knitting a Fish, Part II
In November of 2009, I flew out to meet Tesia and Abi in Seattle…and then we drove up to northern Canada to visit Trisha. On our drive through the Canadian Rockies, we felt that a commemorative colorway was in order. We planned to submit this photo:
to Sharon at Three Irish Girls to create a Custom Colorway called “The Road to Trisha’s”. A few months later, however, the colorways for Sock Yarnista and Stash Menagerie had the same feel…we didn’t need a custom colorway…one magically appeared!
Once it arrived, I knew it had to be a commemorative sock. And so 4Sisters was born. I searched for the perfect stitch patterns…thank goodness for the Barbara Walker Treasuries!…and eventually found a beautiful 4 strand cable…4 strands equal and intertwining…and the Shetland Lace pattern ‘Four Sisters’. I combined these into a sock that celebrates friendship and the constant intertwining of our lives, no matter how far apart we may be.
Once I decided on the pattern, I let Trisha in on my secret. She and I decided to knit them for the other two…I’d knit a pair for Abi and she’d knit a pair for Tesia. And so we did. Friendship socks knit by friends. It was perfect. And now I am sitting in Tesia’s living room, putting the finishing touches on this pattern (she is the foot model in the picture above!). And everything is happy.