I just came back from a weekend in Seattle with my online Cookies. I loved seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones to go with the names and posts I've read for so long. I have not met all the Cookies yet. One of these days....
When I came home there was a package for me with a note that said "Read This First". The note was from my Cookie friend Carol . She wanted to make DD something special to show her love and support during the upcoming heart surgery. She originally considered a prayer shawl and then adapted the idea to a 5 year old girl. The result was this absolutely darling "Little Red" cape that she knitted. I knew Carol was working on a special project. I didn't know that it would be for my daughter. Carol's sweet note brought tears to my eyes. My heart is so full right now.
What Carol doesn't know: at the airport I was looking for a book to read on the plane to Seattle. I finally picked one because it looked safe (as in no pages I would have to skip or else I would blush.) The book is called Back On Blossom Street. Its a Christian fiction book about the lives of a group of knitters who decided to make prayer shawls. I finished the book on the plane ride home tonight. And then I find at home a prayer shawl/cape/Carol Hug for my daughter.
Here is my gratitude to Carol for sharing her love and amazing knitting skills. DD and I will treasure this gift always.