An apple for the teacher or handknitted socks?

20 07 2009

Well I seem to do this every year, I decide last minute that I will knit my daughters teachers a present at the end of the year. This year I decided on Thursday night that I would knit them both a pair of socks to be ready in time for the last day of term on Tuesday!!! Nothing like a little bit of pressure to get you knitting…

Well I did get them finished in time, some how! the green ones are knitted in James C Brett 100% Merino in a gorgeous limey green and the pattern is the International Sock of Doom. They where a lovely knit and are sooo soft! The purple ones are knitted in Sublime extra fine merino and are the Thuja pattern.

I am so happy to have them finished and ready to be wrapped with their little handmade tags (Thanks to Jen). I just hope they like them 😀


Random Acts of Kindness

5 07 2009

Well yes, I am still around, the blog has been neglected again. Sometimes, life, work and things just get in the way and before I know it months have passed by without a post.

It has been a strange time of late, I have been having some issues at home, mainly the fact that my lovely hubby who has worked hard for 4 years to complete his PhD in Chemistry is now finding it terribly hard to find work. This has been a real strain on us and I have been finding it hard to find solace in my knitting, that was until I received 2 amazing boxes from the USA and a parcel from England.

Let me explain, I have this amazing set of online friends that I met via the “Friends of P” group on Ravelry and they are the most kind, thoughtful, like-minded, generous people anyone could dream of knowing. I had mentioned about my problems and they where always there (and still are) with a sympathetic comment and some positive vibes (even though they must have been sick of listening to me moan!) and they started hatching a plan of which I had no idea!

Until one day, I received 2 HUGE boxes from across the pond and a parcel from Derby. WOW, where do I begin, well I will just show you what I received:

I am a very lucky girl, the kindness really blew me away and really I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone involved, you all know who you are, your generosity has restored my faith in human nature and I appreciate it more than words can say. Love your faces xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox