Soundtrack. . .
By now, you all know that when I knit. . . I hear music. Songs, specifically. Songs that come from somewhere in the depths of my mind. Songs from the Soundtrack of My Life. Sometimes the song I hear is inspired by the pattern; sometimes by the yarn; sometimes by the person I'm knitting for. This fall, as I set out to knit a shawl for my sister for Christmas, I waited to hear a song.
I chose the pattern and yarn for the shawl with intention. I wanted it to be, well, a bit symbolic. The pink yarn represents my sister (who always, Always, ALWAYS wanted the pink as a little girl), and the brown yarn represents me (who willingly gave up the pink as a little girl). The solid portions of the shawl represent our very separate lives -- she has hers; I have mine. . . but the stripes show how we come together, giving each other comfort and warmth.
And then. . . I waited to hear what it would sing.
I just naturally assumed I'd hear the Beatles. Because my sister loves the Beatles. I listened for Hey Jude. I listened for Yesterday. I listened for Eleanor Rigby. I listened for Long and Winding Road. But I didn't hear anything from the Fab Four.
Instead. . . I heard Rob Thomas. And Santana. Smooth.
Funny song for a SISTERly project? Hot. Steamy. Sexy. Definitely not a SISTER song. But, then. . . it was Rob Thomas, after all. And my sister loves Rob Thomas. (Not as much as the Beatles, but still!) And then, I caught the lyrics -- out of context, I'll admit -- but then I knew. . .
And if you say, "This life ain't good enough". . . . I would give my world to lift you up. . . I could change my life to better suit your mood. . .
Definitely a Sister Song! You just never know what a project will sing. This one . . . was just SMOOTH!