29 March 2006

Acts of Kindness

Every day, here in blog-land, I'm amazed by the kindness, the caring, the support, the love that's shared - often between people who've never met. Understand that when I say "Blog-land", I'm talking about knitting blogs - I really don't read any others. Hell, there are so many knitting blogs, who has time to read any others? :-)

I haven't had this blog very long, but already I've "met" such wonderful people. People I feel a connection with. I've met people who used to live in Lancaster County, who used to live in PA, who live close to my relatives in NY, who live where I used to live...you get the idea. Right from the start, I had people willing to help me learn how to add things to my blog - people I didn't know & still haven't met in person. And if you look around, it's going on throughout the knitting blog community. It's amazing. And so wonderful.

Now I'd like to share another act of kindness with you. Several days ago, Wendy gave us a tour of her bedroom, in preparation for the "Flash Your Stash" on April 1st. In her post, she mentioned having some yarn that she will never use, doesn't like, and wonders why she ever bought. Some of the yarn happened to be a kind that I've used for Prayer Shawls. So I left a comment, saying that it works well for the Prayer Shawls & she could send it my way since she doesn't like it. I was semi-joking because I didn't really think she would send the yarn to me. She e-mailed me, asked for my address, and said that she would send it to me. She wanted me to tell her a little about the shawls so that she could see if she had any other yarn that would work.

Well. I got the package today - look what was inside. 12 skeins of yarn! Some Wool Ease, some Micro Fiber, some Crayon, and some Cotton Tots.

I figure I will be able to make at least 3 shawls from all of this yarn (I'm going to double some of the colors). As soon as I opened the box, I pulled out some needles and started to play with the yarn.

The pictures show two shawl color combination possibilities. And, since I just love to start projects, here's the start of a shawl. This is the Microfiber and the Cotton Tots. I'm using size 10 1/2 needles.

Thanks Wendy!

That's all for tonight. I have a sinus infection, can't breathe through my nose, sound like a seal when I cough, and am tired. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep well tonight. :-)

MAKE it a great day!


Carole Knits said...

That's so thoughtful of Wendy. Hope your sinus infection clears up soon.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! How sweet is that gift from Wendy. Bloggers really kick butt in so many ways. :)

Jacquie said...

It amazing how good people in this world really are. To hear the news or read the paper, you'd think everyone on this planet (and especially in our country) is uncaring or apathetic- but the reality is that people are mostly good, and really long to be in relationships with one another (at least- that's my take on it). I am very glad to have met you in blogland. Blessings (ooo and hope that sinus stuff clear up soon)!

f. pea said...

How sweet - especially because I know you're going to pass on the kindness.

Wendy said...

I'm glad to see what you're doing with the yarn! Take care and feel better.