I have a problem (well, perhaps more than one, but let's stick with this for now), that when met with unexplainable kindness, that I feel so inadequate that I'm not able to voice my feelings, and I disappear while I process. These last two weeks have been prime examples.
Many months ago, I was reading the blog of Spin, Knit, Repeat As Necessary, and Linda had an offer I couldn't refuse... Pay it Forward. The plan was that she would knit something for the first three people who commented on her blog, and in exchange, they would post the same offer - casting bread upon the water. I was lucky enough to be one of those three people. Well, 13 days ago, this arrived:
It is the Wavy Feathers Wimple, knit in the softest alpaca. I haven't ever had a wimple before and now I wonder how I managed without one. You pull it over your head and wear it around your neck like a cowl or a scarf, but when needed, you can pull it up and over your ears. It's excellent, warm, soft, useful, and unbelievably, indescribably kind. I mean.. who the heck DOES something like this? I was fully expecting a wash cloth or a toque.. but an intricate piece of lace? There still not words to describe how blown away I am. Thank you Linda.. just, Thank You.
And then there's Gigi.
Gigi is my friend from Iceland; she is the friend who sent me a bag of Lopi to knit with; enabled me to knit the Hela. I adore the Hela... it is the best thing I've ever knit, and it is the perfect sweater for me. I love it in every way. Anyway, a while back Gigi sent me a link to look at. She asked me if I would appreciate these as a gift from her, because she wanted to give me something special that I would use. It was the perfect choice.. and since they have arrived, I have used them every single day. Yes.. a set of Harmony Circular needles... They melt me, they are so beautiful. And now I can knit as much as I want without having to worry about needles.. they're all there at the tip of my fingers.
Here is a sock I'm knitting for Jim... I love knitting with Silk Garden Lite, and I love that sock recipe, and I LOVE those needles. All together it becomes something Zen. Thank you so much Gigi; you couldn't have made a better choice.
On top of this, Mandie sent me a whole wack of stuff to help me along with the Art Yarn spinning.. I'm going to save that for another post. It's been raining here for days, and I can't get a good picture of anything. Believe me, it's all fun.
How does one become so blessed? How did I get so lucky?