A Surprise Handmade Gift

Never underestimate the power of sending a beautiful handmade gift in the mail. This package arrived yesterday, much to my delight. My friend from Colorado, Kate, was returning a sample I had knit for our local yarn shop of a green version of the sophisticate cardigan, a pattern for which I published last year. To my delight, enclosed was a sweet, heartfelt hand-written note. That alone made my day. I will stand by snail mail to my dying hours. That note made me feel like I had just had a lovely coffee with Kate, knitting away and chatting, just like we used to.

In addition, though, I was beside myself to find a stunning handmade gift–little fingerless mitts from a Churchmouse pattern out of some gorgeous Road to China Light yarn. The joy I received from putting on these little mitts, and feeling loved and hugged through them, by my dear friend Kate is hard to put into words. They are soft and warm and full of light, just like Kate. I will feel cherished every time I put them on.

So, you know she has a hand-written thank you coming . . . but until then, here is my digital THANK YOU, KATE!!
Send some handmade love today . . . you may just make someones winter!
happy weekend to you all!

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