We had a busy weekend with beautiful weather. My cavern cardi is coming along nicely, albeit slowly. However I did get to sit in this chair and knit for a full half hour before heading out to a birthday party across town. And just as predicted, the kiddos ran around screaming and throwing paper airplanes at one another while my two doggies lounged by my side.
But when I opened the package, this is what I found inside:
In addition to my order Heather included one skein each of Peruvian alpaca in poplar, merino laceweight in antique rose, DK superwash merino in evangeline and alpaca fine lace in iris.
Thank you Heather for sending me this amazing gift. And thank you for inspiring me with your posts on knitting, homeschooling, your gluten free diet, and all that you are able to accomplish while raising kiddos and running a business.
This yarn is so beautifully dyed and the colors are so rich - my photograph does not even begin to do them justice. And just hours before this package arrived I was rummaging through my stash trying to find yarn with which to knit Lucy's new mitts - now I can combine two gifts from two super talented blog friends and have mitts that are not only beautiful but remind me of the gifts of blogging.
And while I'm on the topic of kind and generous blog friends I'd like to thank each one of you for welcoming me into your community. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the kindest comments, for linking to my blog and for giving my patterns a try. Thank you for your emails and gifts, and for inviting me to join a quilting bee. I've been quietly knitting and sewing for years - and to be honest, I was just fine with that. "Making" fulfills, relaxes, and energizes me all at the same time and I cannot imagine my life without knitting and sewing. But blogging - writing, photographing and sharing - is now a regular part of my life that I cannot wait to get to. I love reading all of your blogs to see what you are making, how you are bettering your lives and homes, and the joys that you share with your kiddos and families. Blog friends - I thank you.
I will be back very soon with a tutorial on strip piecing a simple log cabin quilt. Really, I'm making a quilt and I will be taking photos as I go along and posting them. But you already knew that because that's what blogging is all about - right?