A thinks I don’t need any more yarn.
(hysterical laughter fills the air)
So you you can imagine how surprised and thrilled I was to get from her the following knitting related presents:
3 cones of the silk I use to knit jewelry. She actually went to Bath to Halcyon Yarn shop bearing a list. The wonderful people took pity on her immediately and found these for her. I am not sure what would have happened otherwise. 🙂
(colors didn’t photograph well this dark morning. They are dark navy, blush pink and soft taupe.)
And she didn’t stop there!
I have been wanting a digital food scale for the longest time, to weigh yarn. So much easier to make socks knowing when I have used half the yarn. Also to figure out how much yardage all the bits really have before I get almost done with a project. So excited!
Then there was this book, which I have also been eyeing for some time. Our local bookstore had it, and A nabbed it.
She did really well. I might even use up some stash yarn to make her think it is all worth while.
(More laughter, of the maniacal variety.)
Mom also came through with a pair of Addi turbos – nice and short, great for hats, and this lovely Quince and Co silk blend. She must have known I sold all my blue green shawls! Now I can make one for me, right?
Beyond presents, we had a good day- both managed to be healthy enough to spend several hours at Mom’s with all my siblings and most of their families. Good food and good conversations abounded. Met the lone nephew’s girlfriend at last! She is very nice, I hope she is around for a long time. Got the whole story of my uncle who had a stroke this week. It was dramatic, and scary for his two adult children. He’s not out of the woods yet, but he is safe and being cared for. Lots of travel plans canceled and postponed, traded in for days spent at the hospital. Made us all appreciate being able to be together even more.
And now we are home again, taking a slow easy day. All that driving and socializing wore us out. Not back to full steam yet, I guess.