Tuesday, October 7, 2008
A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO
I think it is about time I got all of you caught up with what has been happening around here. I did get the pictures of the shawl I made Paula up but now to the wonderful gifts that Paula brought to me. They are indeed just incredible. First her sister in law in Finland knit wonderful warm socks for both hubby and I. Nice and warm to wear in the evenings. With frost here this morning mine will have their maiden voyage today. Then something really special arrived in her suitcase. It is a beautiful hat from the special knitwear designer in Finland. Paula made a trip to her shop for me. Now that is what I call thoughtful. Sirkka Kononen is the most amazing designer. The hat is something to behold. I am inspired by the color work in the brim and am filing that away for some future project. I thought the pom pom on the top worthy of its own picture. Look at the different colors so perfectly placed! Then there is her book which is a portrait of a fine textile artist. Paula purchased the book for me, then Sirkka did a drawing inside along with her autograph. The pictures will inspire any knitter. Below this is a wonderful message from Paula herself. How blessed I am to have such a friend in a far away place. These pictures from Sirkka are truly eye candy for a knitter. Enjoy!