02 September 2011
The other day, FedEx pulled up to the house with a completely unexpected package for me. And ever since, I've been trying to think of the words to express how incredibly touched I was, and still am.
A lot of you are on my Ravelry forum and know the fabulously kind, funny and friendly Jeanne, one of the moderators. (As an aside: we have the very very best moderators in the world. If they aren't in the Guinness Book, they should be.)
Jeanne decided that I needed my very own Live Oak Shawlette because I had to send mine away to Knitscene as a sample. She said she got the same yarn, but then decided that it was wrong for my coloring. (See what I mean by wonderful and kind!?) She then proceeded to dig out a special yarn that she had been saving (!), and, knowing how much I love green, she knit me a Live Oak shawl of my very own out of her special green yarn.
And looking at this lovely shawl made me realize something. This is the first time anyone has ever knit anything for me. And wow. It's an amazing feeling. :)
I am still speechless. Words tend to fail me at times like this, when I am overcome.
But I can say this: it is beautiful, and I will treasure it always and forever.
Thank you, Jeanne. You have no idea how much this shawl means to me.