Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Thank you, Mr Mailman!
All the packages came at once:
The yarn for my sister and nieces' wishlists. (I sent them to Quince & Co. to pick what they wanted.) Park Street Cardi for my sister, the Linden Caps for my older niece, and the Rue Shawl for my youngest niece. I cannot wait to knit with the Sparrow, I think it will be the one I find hardest to part with. Another package with a pound of Cascade Ecological Wool, destined for more boy sweaters and a Pi Shawl. (Melva is reading EZ's Knitters' Almanac...)
And to put the cherry on top: a rescued stray book, with a tiny hole in the back, just right for a thin little nail should I ever need to knit with yarn on a spool. Lori is as kind as she is generous, talented and inspiring. But you all know that. It is actually a history book, written by one of my favorite authors, perfect for our homeschooling shelf.
I think I will be knitting at least 8 hours a day from now until Christmas, to get everything done. I have given up reading and am now listening to Hertzog by Saul Bellow. Nothing happens, but it is very entertaining, in an unsettling kind of way.
Just in time to join in with Ginny's yarn along. To think I never really knit before she hooked me with that newborn hat with a touch of lace...