Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Isn't the On-Line Knitting Community Amazing?
Before I left on vacation I posted a comment on Chan's blog (who I know from Anne who I met through my first swap KTE - make sense?) about a possible tea swap and to my surprise she drew names and I won. How cool is that? She told me when I returned she would send along some tea. Well I picked up the package today from the post office and when I got home and opened it - I was shocked an amazed at what a thoughtful gift that Chan put together for me.
She sent some delicious loose leaf teas, a beautiful tea dishcloth (hand made I might add), Eclair stitch markers (how perfect are those being that I am a pastry cook? Too cute), and some lovely pampered chef tools that I know will come in very handy.Chan - many thanks for putting so much thought into this lovely gift. I will treasure it and put everything to very good use. You are a wonderful new friend and that I knew well before this box reached me!
On the home knitting front - I made my very first dishcloth! I found a pattern on line and tried following the directions but I didn't like how it was turning out - so I took one line of the pattern and made up the rest. I used Debbie Bliss cotton (which as cottons go - it is very soft, but maybe it is not the best thing for dishcloths, because it is a bit fuzzy) I am very pleased with the result despite the fuzzy aspect. What to you think?