Friday, December 03, 2010

A gift to warm the heart and sole

Yesterday a blogger friend I follow mentioned she'd just mailed off a gift knit for a cyberfriend, and didn't think it at all strange to knit for someone she's never met. That same day I got a squishy package in the mail from one of my cyberfriends. Since I bought some of her destash earlier this year, I thought she just might be sending me a gift skein for Christmas; little did I know how woefully short my anticipation would fall!

In that precious package was this:
A pair of stunning socks knit from the wool of Rechel, one of my first two Shetlands! I had sent Adrienne some of Rechel's roving as a gift. She used it to spin her very first sock yarn (something I have yet to do), and then knit (with mind-bogglingly-tiny needles) a pair of pure Shetland socks. I'm gobsmacked! As Beth (in the first link) says, knitters are "the people most likely to appreciate such a gift of time, materials, and love;" well, king-size my appreciation because I'm a spinner, too!

Oh, and today I wore the brown homespun fingerless mitts Adrienne knitted for me last year.

Humbled by love at . . .

16 comments:

A :-) said...

Enjoy, my friend :-)

Tiggeriffic said...

What a treat...socks...I knitted one pair and just love them...Oh the joy of receiving a marvelous gift ~! You are blessed...
ta ta for now from annieptigger@aol.com

Nancy K. said...

Now, THAT's what I call a FRIEND!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

What a wonderful, from the heart gift!

Marie said...

What a wonderful gift and great friend! Not only hand knitted socks but from one of your first shetlands! Truely a wonderful gift, I would have had tears in my eyes, but I am that way. :)

Leenie said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous. But you've earned such a gift.

thecrazysheeplady said...

AWESOME!!!! They are gorgeous!

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Voni said...

They look sooo warm and cozy, esp on this cold day.

A :-) said...

I snagged your photo - I realized that in my haste to get them in the mail to you, I forgot to photo them for my project page on Ravelry. I hope you do not mind - and if you do, just let me know :-)

Michelle said...

Adrienne, how could I possibly MIND???

sheepsclothing said...

They look so cozy. What a nice gift!

Leigh said...

Wow! They're beautiful! And oh so special.

Ok Acres Shetlands said...

What a wonderful gift that I'm sure will be cherished for years to come. Good things happen to good people Michelle, this is more proof of that......

Summer said...

Lovely! What a great gift!!
Enjoy and stay warm!!
Summer

Dianna said...

Nice! Have a pleasant holiday shopping season.