Cure for Heartache

August 19th

When I heard of a friend who was going through a rough breakup — including moving across the country and having to to leave her crafting supplies behind — I knew just the remedy. When once doubled over in mind boggling heartache, my smart mama lifted my chin, put knitting needles in my hands, and talked me through the next six months. The first few weeks and projects were ugly. By the time I’d created something worthy of sharing, I was on the mend and had a cute little shrug for to wear to happy hour.
Hence, a crafty girl’s miracle cure for heartache:

COAK: knitting roll
COAK: knitting roll
COAK: knitting roll
COAK: knitting roll
COAK: knitting roll

Voila — love from Arizona, all wrapped up in some turquoise happiness.

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33 Responses

  1. Oh, so beautiful! You’re a good friend.

  2. this is such a perfect gift!! Love the martha towel and the blue, green and white cotton yarn – my fav 🙂

  3. You are the awesomest (I know that’s not a word) friend!

  4. Wrapped up in turquoise happiness … and a recycled Amazon box — LOVE Amazon boxes! You are an exceptional person and friend Kelli.

  5. Love that color!!!

    Love the gift. It would make me happy.

  6. OOH love the color! And the yarns look yummy too!! That would make me a happy camper! Your fried is one lucky girl!

  7. that is just adorable! and totally thoughtful. i love the “i am loved” pin as well. your friend is sure to love the gift, and that you thought of her in such a way.

  8. Tina in Duluth August 20, 2008

    You are such a good friend! Your gift will really speak to her heart.

  9. What a perfect gift for your friend. I hope she starts feeling better soon – but with friends like you, can there be any doubt?

  10. Brilliant. What a great friend you are!

  11. That is such a thoughtful gift! With a little bit of time, lots of knittin and a friend like you I know things are bound to get better for her.

  12. You are such a wonderful, thoughful friend. 🙂

  13. You are so thoughtful Kelli! Even down to the littlest details! We are lucky to have you in this world.

  14. What a thoughtful gift. I highly recommend this book for your friend

    It was written during a divorce and is so funny I laughed out loud on every page. I think it would be great for a smile.

  15. I am sure your friend really will feel loved. I’ll send her positive thoughts!

    By the way, the bag you inspired should be on my blog by the end of the hour. Thanks, again, Kelli! I do love coming here to see all the great things you do. (Yes, YOU DO them. And, yes, it’s okay to do great things! Keep on!)

  16. This is both a very loving and wise gift. What a sweetheart you are and a good friend.

  17. You are so sweet and awesome. She’ll love that gift. Very thoughtful friend you are. Hope your friend gets over the boy soon and finds someone else worthy of her affection!

  18. What a lucky gal to have you for a friend. I love the fabric, too.

  19. Ok, the I am Loved button brought a tear to my eye.

    You’re so very sweet to your friends.

  20. That’s a very sweet gift. The loved button is a wonderful addition.

  21. What a sweet gift!

  22. I love that you are such a sweet, caring and giving person. I love the button, I’m positive she’ll be happy with your thoughtfulness.

  23. Larissa Stretton August 20, 2008

    Aww Kelli…once again you’ve done something incredibly sweet and good. Your heart truly is made of gold. Your friend will cherish that box and will mean 100 times more than you will ever know. When my husband was hurt and out-of-work this winter and we had no money coming in, friends of ours came, picked us up, and took us out for chinese food and that meant everything to us at that moment and sustained us for quite awhile. That box to your friend is sure to do the same (and that pin…oh my…you sure know how to make someone truly feel better…)

    Thank you again Kelli, for being such a good friend…to all your friends….those near and far.


  24. Wow, that is awesome..

  25. You are a true friend. What a lovely surpise awaiting for her!

    After my big breakup, I read, “It’s Called Breakup Because It’s Broken” and “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”

    Hugs to your friend.

  26. knitting got me through a rough patch too (in fact, a few), you are so smart! I have so much to be thankful for in my life, but I really have never had a friend as thoughtful as you. I hope everything you do for others comes back tenfold to you kelli, you are a wonderful person.(and i am sure it will because you don’t expect it!)

  27. Just when I think you cant get any sweeter you do it again:) This is such a thoughtful and personal gift. Only the kind that someone with a beautiful heart gives!

  28. Wow, this a soo cute and very thoughful from you! I’m shure your friend will LOVE it!



  29. That is soo cute Kelli!

  30. You never disapppoint — you are one of the most compassionate people I am blessed to know.

  31. Kelli that is beautiful

  32. What a amzing friend you are!i’m sure it ment alot to her, a lovely gesture:)