The kindness of strangers always shocks me.
I tend to be cynical -- especially in times of stress and discontent, so when people exhibit kindness beyond the bounds of normalcy, I typically react with awe and alarm. Then I just enjoy it, and for a while, my faith in people is renewed. Hehe.
Until the next time someone annoys me, that is. See? I told you I was a cynic!
I'm working on it, though, and you people are helping. All the emails, comments, gifties...all were helpful, comforting and appreciated. Losing both my Grandparents in such a short period of time was not easy and these (what I like to call) "lifting mechanisms" kept me going. It sounds corny and maybe it's my hormones, but it's true.
Anyway, I'd like to show you some of the yarn gifts I received since we all know that knitters LOVE to see some good yarn porn.
Pictured above and directly below is Miss Purly's (she'll always be Purly to me...) kind gift of yarn. I had ordered some sock yarn and she took it upon herself to dye up a GORGEOUS, vibrant emerald green pair of skeins and include them with my order. Also included was a VERY adorable and oh-so-perfect card and rubber-ducky soap thingy which I've since used and didn't actually get an opportunity to photograph.
Sorry, folks. Just imagine it. ;-)
Below is a tiny box all the way from Canada! Gale (who seems to be blogless) read about my fierce love of Lorna's Laces sock yarn and asked if she could send me her skeins. Apparently, she is not a fan (gasp!) as it hurts her hands.
I accepted (of COURSE) and within DAYS it was on my doorstep, cheering me up.
People, I don't even KNOW this woman! We've never exchanged an email beyond a simple question or blog comment!
See what I mean about Knitting Peeps and the Kindness of Strangers?
Again below, you'll see how Miss Caitlyn of Knot Without My Knitting completely went overboard in her quest to make me feel better.
Vesper. Rowan Cashsoft DK, AND Vesper roving.
Need I say more?
And that wasn't all. She included some Bath & BodyWorks goodies, Burt's Bees lip balm and Junior Mints.
Seriously, Caitlyn, you had me at the Cashsoft DK. :-)
All of you commentors, gift-givers, emailers, card-senders...all of you rock!
Peeps among peeps. Peeps like no others.
Have I expressed my sentiments clearly enough?
Maybe I should just say thank you?