My dear friend Karen is leaving Maryland to move to Berkeley, CA. She has been wanting to do this for a few years. We wanted to do something for her - give her something she would treasure and that would make her think of us for a long time to come. We even managed to surprise her.
Karen is the one on the left, hiding her face. Nancy (on the right) had the unenviable job of having dinner with Karen that night, not spilling the beans and getting Karen back to our LYS (thanks, Maggie) for the party, though Karen originally had no plans to go to knit nite. The surprisers
and the surprisee
The gift - a blanket - a square or more knitted by many of Karen's knitting friends and sewn together. Each square came with a note from the person who knitted it. some explained why they chose that stitch pattern, some mentioned things that Karen taught them and others just wished Karen well.
Nancy also put a book together. She took photos of each square and then matched each note with the square in the book. It should be a very nice addition to the memories.