I always knew knitters were good souls. I knew they were a generous bunch. And when I was feeling low last week, I knew I could turn to some tried-and-true bloggers, who’ve known me from almost the very start, for some sympathy, emails, and more people to gmail chat with if I needed.
I didn’t expect the amazing responses I’ve gotten–from thoughtful suggestions for what to knit, to taking the time to share personal stories with me, and now? Sending me care packages!!
Laura, knitter over at Stream of Consciousness and editor extraordinaire, gave me THIS:
Two skeins of Koigu KPPPM, featuring greens and browns–maybe a little bit mint-chocolatey, hmmm? The card is a sweet little Hello Kitty card.
Three different kinds of chocolates–featuring a lot of almonds, which I adore, and delicious dark chocolate. Back when I filled out that 48 things you didn’t want to know, it asked about favorite flavors, and I totally neglected my beloved almond!
Gosh, Laura, thank you so so, so so much. I’ll definitely knit something special out of this yarn. Care packages really deliver on their name: you feel so cared for!
(I feel in the interest of not playing favorites, I should say publicly that my old coworkers sent me a care package last week. It featured next to no knitting content (though they did give me a copy of Subversive Cross Stitch), which is why I didn’t post about it. It sure made me laugh, though–it was as if someone walked down the hall saying, “Let’s cheer Erin up!” and they all grabbed whatever was handy to send me. I got plastic toys (some I recognized from people’s desks), copies of funny resumes, and even some allergy medication. Oh, also last week one friend sent a cute bouquet, and another Godiva chocolates! All the love fills my heart to bursting, everyone.)
I leave you with another shot of lights on trees. I found this whole courtyard full of them and made a special detour, despite the freezing, windy weather, to snap some shots tonight.
Thanks for all the comments on the last post! The spam is back under control. But keep commenting!!!