Happy Apolitical Picnic and Basic-Cable-Marathon Day, everyone! Thank Grover Cleveland for distracting us from the revolution, and thank god we’re not communists! [Shhhh. Yes, I know some of us actually are, but this is bigger than us, people. ]
Thanks for all the lovely comments about the wedding shawlette! I feel like a bit of a fraud, as it’s probably the easiest lace shawl ever. So, to live up to your kind words, I started a more challenging shawl that I’ve had in the queue forever.
Ashley has a category on her blog for “super nice internet friends.” I definitely need to create some equivalent, to properly tag all the kindnesses you all keep showing me. Most recently, Ashley, along with Elinor and Minty, sent a tremendous care package to comfort and hearten me after the great computer theft of 2007.
Except I was gone all summer, which meant that they sent it in late August, which meant that it arrived long after I’d been through all the stages of grief with the computer and settled in on ‘acceptance,’ which meant that it instead of a care package to give succor in times of crisis, it felt like a really decadent gift out of nowhere. Neato!
There’s two fat skeins of chocolatey Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock from Elinor, who took the time to go through my old posts and questionnaires to find out my color preferences.
And Runway Knits from Minty, which she and I discussed months ago — how frakking awesome is it that she remembered?
And this bitchin shirt from Ashley, which came in a little green silk bag.
And, of course, they included the kindest, most thoughtful notes and cards. Seriously, I actually got teary when I opened this box. Thanks guys!