Friday, September 04, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

A few weeks ago I was bemoaning the fact that we don't seem to have 3.5mm double pointed needles here. Our current metric sizes were derived from the old UK sizes which run old size 11 /3mm, old size 10/3.25mm, old size 9 / 3.75mm and then to a perfectly sensible progression through 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm and so on.

We can get 3.5mm in 'imported from the US' straights and circs [ Oh, how I love thee, my KnitPicks Harmony and Options circular sets ] but in double points ? apparently not.
So when I needed 3.5mm dpns I had to improvise.

not any more

the gorgeous Donna Lee has sent me a care package containing
not only the much sought after needles but also these stitch markers made by her daughter
a skein of glorious hand dyed fingering weight wool from Woolbearer Yarns in 'Fog'

and she didn't forget David either.

This little yellow truck contained a packet of PEZ candy

very briefly

very very briefly

I headed this post 'the kindness of strangers' but really, when I think about it, DonnaLee and I aren't that at all, we're just friends who haven't met yet.


Lizzie said...

Good friends are the best friends..........

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Internet friends are friends for life.