Friday, May 09, 2008

Another one bites the dust

Another week, another member of my team leaves. *sigh*

This time it was one of my part-time contract staff who has been with us since before I started. I love J and will miss her very much; not just for her work.

So another leaving scarf. This time a Short Circuit in 8ply on 5mm needles to give it drape. This was a smooth and silky white wool from Mum's stash. I remember the trip to the Wangaratta Woollen Mills in the mid-80s when it was bought. Mum, Nanna and me on a yarn buying road trip. We stayed overnight in a motel in Albury (I love staying in motels!) and bought Dad a suit in an op-shop the day before we went to the woollen mills. He wore that suit to my brother's wedding a few years later.

Anyway, Spidey overdyed the yarn a while back and this colourway is "Wisteria" (I called it Hydrangea because she didn't tell me it was Wisteria, but if you want some, you need to ask for Wisteria).

I think the scarf turned out beautifully, and matches at least one of J's work outfits. I know, as a knitter herself, that she appreciates the love and intent that is the scarf.
Didn't manage to get a photo of her wearing it, but you get the general idea.

6 comments:

Jejune said...

What a beautiful scarf, and thoughtful gift. I'm so sorry you're losing another staff member - and a friend at work :/

Not sure if my comment is going to come up twice, Blogger chucked a bit of a spaz attack on me...

TinkingBell said...

Oh lovely!! Hard to lose friends you work with but a lovely way for her to remember you!

2paw said...

It is hard to find someone at work who can be a friend, I hope you can keep in touch.
Love the scarf and HappySpider's beautiful dyeing..

amanda j said...

What a lovely scarf! And a lucky friend. It's so hard when workmates that you like move on, isn't it? Thankfully one of mine that left, came back!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Do the powers that be expect you to be a team of one? Hmmmm must be government....

It's neat to see you diving into your mom's stash instead of the other way around.

Marg B said...

What pretty colours and what a great pattern for the yarn! Your friend is very lucky.