Friday, 6 September 2013

Thank You for an Extra Special Kindness

There are some extremely kind people on this planet and I am so grateful to one of my sister's friends (and husband) who put themselves to some effort to make it possible for Jane to receive the gifts shown in yesterday's post, in a timely manner.

Post between the UK and Saudi Arabia takes absolutely ages but as Carol and her husband were in the UK and Dave was returning to Saudi imminently they 'volunteered' to get my parcel to Jane. I quickly packaged everything up and Carol collected the parcel from the post office. She packed it in Dave's suitcase immediately and Jane received it in a matter of days. Subsequently I learnt that Dave does not usually travel with 'hold' baggage. So sorry Dave but thank you so much.

Such kindness needs to be recognized so I thought I'd knit Carol a scarf as a little Thank You. With a little help from Jane regarding colours (because Carol and I have not met) we came up with red and black.

I decided to make a reversable scarf from Can Can Disco fashion yarn which was fun to knit... red with a hint of black one side and colours reversed on the other.

Now I'm no photographer and Edward would insit on 'helping me' but hopefully I've captured enough to give an idea of this thank you gift. xx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

My Recent Knitting Projects

I'll start this post with the admission that I have a gigantic lump in my throat as the very professional photographs were taken by my sister and have come as a Big suprise to me.

My creative passion is knitting and I love knitting for my family and friends. I do have to say though, that I get super pleasure in knitting for my sister. I think part of the reason for this is that she has such a good eye for detail and will say something like "I like this but could you just ...."

When I last saw Jane I had bought yarn to knit up for her but decided to have her choose what she would like. I'm so pleased I did that because the fichu she chose was a big suprise and I wasn't thinking of pearls on a white cardigan.

I had so much fun knitting these gifts for Jane .... She's my best friend as well as my favourite (only) sister and I was able to put a mountain of love into each stitch for her to keep with her when living so far away.

Thank you for the photographs treasure and for making this blog look so lovely.