Super Secret Knitting Kninja

I hate keeping secrets.  Especially when it’s a secret that I’ve forced myself to keep in order to surprise someone.  But man do I love surprises.  I’m a surprise ninja.  Or in this case, a surprise kninja.  *hiya*

I started on a super secret knitting project in August.  Or was it September?  Doesn’t matter.  My plan was to make my pal Melanie a scarf since she moved to Michigan where it’s cold eight out of twelve months of the year.  I also planned for it to be my “I don’t want no stinkin’ help” project and to complete it all on my own.  (It’s really the only way I’d learn, y’all.)  I had one hang up that required professional assistance.  (Thank you, Bev.)  But other than that, this gal did the whole shebang by herself.  And I was stoked about the results.

After completing the scarf, a bright idea struck: a really super secret knitted piece that would be so awesome that people would cry rainbows in its presence.  And so I started on it and had it done in a week or two.  I washed them up and put them in a sweet little package and left them with USPS on Saturday.

Gift received yesterday.  I actually got a call from Melanie earlier in the evening.  We chatted about my lame Michigan facts, her upcoming visit in November, briefly about work.  The package hadn’t been received yet.  But then my phone rang fifteen minutes into Glee – it was Mel again.  Was it good news?

She loved her scarf.  Absolutely loved it.  Which makes me really happy because it took me weeks to make it.  But the really super secret knitted piece that would be so awesome that people would cry rainbows in its presence?  Made her tear up.  I’m guessing they were rainbows.  Why?

Mini Me

Because I made a baby one to match.  Because my Melanie is expecting.  Expecting a little girl.  And the saying goes “like mother, like daughter.”  So I had to make a baby one, right?

I’m totally going to call myself Aunt Brooke around this munchkin.  I can’t wait to meet her.  And teach her how to pick her nose.

*Scarf Pattern: Windy City Scarf from Stitch’n Bitch.

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October 13, 2010 - 9:05 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Love that you made Mel cry some rainbows. I am kinda sad for you that you will have to spoil this child from afar.

October 13, 2010 - 9:13 am

Victoria - Awesome! Adorable! How sweet is that little scarf?
Great knitting job, Aunt Brooke :) I’m workin’ on a scarf and hat for one of my kids right now. Her birthday was in September… I showed her scarf on the needles. I’m into the decreasing on the hat and then it will be done. Good thing ’cause yes it gets cold up here in the north. Maybe not 8 out of the 12 months, but it does get cold :)

October 13, 2010 - 9:31 am

Becki D - Awesome, Boo!! I *love* the baby scarf!! Can I place my order now??

October 13, 2010 - 10:18 am

katie o. - Way to go! Those are adorable!
Reason #422 why I love you: “…that would be so awesome that people would cry rainbows in its presence.”

October 13, 2010 - 11:21 am

Dawn - That is SUCH an adorable idea! Impossibly cute.

October 13, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Amy - How incredibally awesome and cute are those scarves!?! You are going to be a great Aunt.

October 13, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Denise - You’re a pretty creative girlie. Those are really cool and cute.

October 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm

Brooke - @Wendi- I pray that she and her husband find their way home eventually.
@Victoria- It gets cold here. Past records show that cooler temps hover this time of year but I’ll believe it when I see it.
@Becki- If I can make it, anyone can. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
@katie- Reason #501 why I love you: “Reason #422 I love you…”
@Dawn- Susan helped me think up the dimensions – she’s guilty for helping me with super secret knitting.
@Amy- You know you want one. :)
@Denise- Thanks. And now I’m making something as equally cute.

October 14, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Dionne Baldwin - That is awesome. Such a sweet idea. As a mama with a little girl this would make me blubber uncontrollably if I was still at the “expecting” stage. Very emotional time. You did SUCH an amazing job on those scarves! The end made me crack up by the way. I can see the little beautiful baby girl being carried by her mother looking over her shoulder at you, wide eyed jamming a finger in your nose with a huge smile waiting for her to mimic your movements as you take your finger out-and-in. I totally saw that mental picture and laughed out loud. Maybe I need some sleep? Or I’m just plain losing it.

October 15, 2010 - 9:34 am

Melanie - Oh, how I love thee Auntie Brooke Renee….

October 17, 2010 - 10:43 am

Mary Lee - Love the scarf. . . and the fact that it took you weeks to knit the scarf. My kind of knitter!

January 21, 2011 - 9:15 am

shutterboo » Blog Archive » Super Secret Knitting EXPOSED! - […] the world of interwebs knows that my good pal Mel is expecting.  If she hasn’t told you, I know I did when I was making people cry rainbows over the baby-sized scarf I knitted.  So my Mom encouraged me to knit something else for the little kiddo when she makes her debut: an […]

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