I have had more than one occasion to thank my lucky stars for knitters and blog readers over the past year. It still amazes me how incredibly generous and supportive you are with your thoughts, your comments and your correspondence. Sometimes something you say or do really moves me, and reminds me just how lucky I am to be a part of a community of such thoughtful and talented folk. Today is one of those occasions. I received an exciting looking parcel from Ireland – and this is what I found inside.
It was knitted by ten women whom I have never met.
“Dear Kate . . .
. . .We thought that since you have returned to hill walking and have acquired your lovely new van that you may like a little blanket for your legs to warm you up on your return from the summit. . . .
. . . We think the Irish and the Scottish are kindred spirits where bad weather is concerned . . .
. . . the weather decided to turn, and blocking this bad boy was a bit of a nightmare!
. . . if you’re ever in Ireland and looking for company, you know who to call . . .
. . . best of luck with your continued recovery . . .
Karen, Helen, Helen, Roseanne, Siobhan, Clare, Eimear, Diane, Kiko, and Isobel”
Does it not make you want to start knitting cables immediately?
Thankyou, lovely, generous ladies.
We will certainly be bringing your wonderful blanket with us when we visit Ireland later this Summer.