Daily Prompt/ By Hand

What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.

When I was in college many many years ago, the Vietnam war was raging, and I protested mightily against it. The Christmas of my junior year, I received a handknit pair of mittens from my sister, black with a white peace sign on one hand. I thought it showed such skill on her part, but she advised me that she was learning how to do such things as putting the peace sign in.

As I now learn to knit over 40 years later, I am in awe of what she did. She had learned to knit when we were kids but I didn’t have the patience. Now, with the onset of arthritis in my hands, I have the patience but not the dexterity to learn as fast as I would like. This is probably just as well, as it is a way to avoid writing (as is blogging, I might add) on my novel.

Enough, then. Back to work!

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