The Right Gauge
The strangest things remind me of my mother. (I am a knit blog addict and everytime I see something particularly fine, I think of her.)
She was an exceptional knitter ... of the most complicated, most finely wrought knit goods. I still have sweaters she knit for herself, each stitch perfectly shaped and each stitch perfectly proportioned (I think knitters call this knitting to gauge).
Really, this said a lot about how disciplined she was ... these perfect artifacts reflected her perfectionism, her sense of color, her appreciation of good design.
I loved her. And now, though I knit myself, I'll never be able to match her.
Maybe her knitting was the gauge of her person. Contained, beautifully crafted, unique.
I miss her.
Painting by Adrienne Hauch