Friday, October 07, 2011

Wow!

I did Needles a small favour - I sent her a signed copy of Steph's new book (my LYS had advance copies, and Steph signed them all when she visited). Needles confessed to being a bathroom reader as I am, and well, we have to stick together, so when I offered to send her the book, she jumped at the chance, and we traded - she was going to mail me the money.
Well, she did, but when I got home yesterday and saw this waiting for me, I knew there was more than cash in there.

All I can say is wow! How Needles knew is beyond me - Alpaca is my favourite fibre, I am all about the naturals and home grown, and I'm pretty sure this is from a local (to her) alpaca farm.

I feel incredibly lucky to have friends like this - we've never met, and probably won't - we live 3 provinces apart in Canada (3,317 km, according to Google Maps) and that's a couple of days of travel. But through the Internet and a shared love of knitting and fibre, she got a book signed by an author in Ontario, and I got some of the most delicious and squooshy Alberta alpaca.
And the coolest card ever, by the way.

I definitely got the better part of the deal...

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

It's amazing how many friends we have scattered around the world.

Sel and Poivre said...

"Wow" is right! Have a great long weekend!

Needles said...

I'm glad you like it! It is a local producer and spun at a wee mill just south of here. It was an easy choice with the yarn sitting on the shelf shouting your name! Again, thank you so much for the offer and the doing.

Brendaknits said...

Not to mention that great envelope!

AlisonH said...

How cool is that!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Very cool gift! Steph has a new book out? What's it called? I must be out of the loop! Maybe we can swap too? Any more signed copies at your LYS? I'd love one too!