Thank you, Paula! Paula (Basset Knitter) was my Knit the Classics romance swap friend. I wish I had a digital camera to show you the loveliness of the violet Cascade Superwash yarn that she gave me. Even a camera wouldn't give you the whole experience- somehow the yarn smells like tea! Paula also sent me a cannister of Assam tea from Meijer, to savor as I read the lovely little hardcover of one of my favorite books, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, and First World War Poems, chosen by Andrew Motion (himself a wonderful poet and biographer). Did I mention pretty ribbon bookmarks, too? Did I mention the letter on parchment paper, written with real ink?
Paula is making a lovely shawl with a candle flame stitch for this month's KTC project. I'm eager to see it finished. I haven't quite chosen a project yet, but I'm thinking that I might make a little handbag for Connie, whose bag in the book is torn and patched.
The members of Knit the Classics are going to create a blanket for Warm the World. Click on over there to get the specs -- I can't wait to start trying patterns and colors for this project.
I'm so happy and grateful to meet new friends online - knitters, readers, political junkies, poets - people you'd never get to meet in *real life* - it's just a pleasure.