My husand's brother's wife is one of my best friends. She's one of those people who always does stuff for other people, and doesn't ever seem to expect anything in return. We used to live in the same town years ago, but now we only see each when we go back to the Midwest for the perfunctory parents-in-law visit during the summer. I've spent a lot of hours just sitting on her couch shooting the breeze and just enjoying each other's company. She used to have a nice throw on her couch that looked handknit. I loved the patterns on it and had always thought that I would copy some of them. The last time I saw her throw though, I thought that it was time for her to get a new one; it was looking pretty sad. I have always thought that I would knit her one just like it, but then I found out that Ann was having surgery. I thought I could knit her a more simple throw in time for her to use druing her recooping time. I found some maroon Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that looked like Ann's color, and I found a simple Christmas tree pattern that I liked. Mind you, this was during one of the most hectic periods of my life, but I still finished Ann's throw in time to send it to her when she got home from the hospital. It was good therapy for me, so I don't want to sound too selfless.
.....but typical of me. I put her finished throw in a box and let it sit in the entryway for nearly two weeks. Russ finally did send it to her for me though, and she says she loves it!!!! That makes me very happy. I'm glad to have finally done something special for her when she's been such a special gal to me!