Wednesday, March 29

Mystery Swap Package and Afghan for Taylor

I received the most amazing package from Carrie for the KTC April Fool's Day Mystery Swap. She gave me two books: The Maltese Falcon and Designer Knockoff. Also I received wonderful things like 5 skeins of ArtYarns Regal Silk, a bookmark, Marie Claire magazine en francais, a pop-up map of Paris, and a small book about Paris: Passport to the Soul. In addition to all of this, I received Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans and Vanilla Mint Velamints. How great is she?

My friend Emily and I went to the new yarn store in town: Loops. A mutual friend of ours, Savannah, had been suffering from leukemia for nearly 8 years and passed away last week on March 22. Her younger sister, Taylor, is only 12 and is having a very hard time with her sister's passing, so Emily and I have decided to make her an afghan from 100 Afghan Squares to Knit. We purchased 7 skeins of Wilflower DK, thus far, but Emily currently has the pink and green in order to start a square. The heart blanket we are going to make is absolutely beautiful and I am very excited about beginning to make it and use intarsia in a project for the first time.


Carrie K said...

Oh, how sad and how sweet of you guys.

Whew! You got it! It was actually pretty fast but I was worried about the espresso beans melting in the package or something.

Jenni said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. I think a blanket is great idea.