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Kindness of Knitters

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Knitters are a special breed.  The community that knitters have created is amazing.  Enthusiastic, encouraging, helpful to each other and supportive (see my last post) because we all share this common obsession. But it is the kindness of knitters that, while never surprising to me, never ceases to amaze me.  Kind to other knitters and also the non-knitters. You see knitter’s knitting things for others or to donate to charity but it’s not just that they are kind with the things they knit. They are kind in so many other ways.  Want an example?

The other day, I went to Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru for a frozen coffee.  After being slightly disappointed that they were out of the pumpkin flavor (again), I arrived at the window and the woman handed me my drink but would not take my money.  She said, “This has been paid for by someone who loves to knit!”

WHAT?????  HOW????? HUH?????

Then I remembered:

My license plate says, “KNIT.” It must have been the woman behind me in the drive-thru line.  I looked in my rear view mirror and waved frantically but I’m not sure she saw me.

How great is that? Seriously. It made me smile all day and even two days later.  I’m proud to call myself a knitter because I know that I, too, try to be kind, supportive, and helpful in my everyday life and now I’ll find a way to pay that free frozen not-pumpkin coffee forward to make someone else smile for a few days!