Another beautiful happy thing happened on Monday, but I lacked the photos to properly tell the story until now.
I got my ScarfMe scarf!
Thank you to Julie of Maine for making me a lovely lovely scarf that came just in time for the crappy crappy weather here in Northern Illinois (there's a menacing wind throwing snow pellets at everyone, but I just laugh and give it the finger, because I have the Scarf of Warmth). Here's how my lunch hour went on Monday:
I get home, see I have a package (hooray! I'm doing the puppy wiggle in anticipation!), open the package and see this:
Not only did she make me an amazing scarf (you'll see, just wait), she wrapped it in a lovely sub-package. With a ribbon for my hair! (You think I'm kidding, but I'm not.) When I untied the ribbon, I found this:
And that's when I started saying "Oh my gosh" a hundred times. It's Andean Silk from Knit Picks (alpaca, silk, merino... soft as the day is long and warmer than a misplaced metaphor). I've been wanting to make the Here And There Cables scarf from Scarf Style since I saw the pattern, but have been putting it off until after Christmas. And here it is! Already! No waiting!
Here's a closer look at the amazingness:
Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. And there's more!
Julie also sent these oh-so-very-hip-and-lovely notecards. They pain me with their beauty. I will share their beauty with the world, and the world shall know of the beauty of knitting! The world must know! ... Um, yes, I got a little mad with power for a moment. Moving on to the last picture (please forgive the foul flourescent lighting):
Me and my cables. Julie, thank you for making this scarf extra-long. This is how I like to wear scarves (and it saved my face from certain flying snow bullets today, walking home from work). It might look like my left eye has a weird twitch or something, but I'm just really happy.
Oh my gosh!