Hello there! Happy Sunday to you all. :)
How was your week? Mine went rather fast and thankfully before I knew it Sunday was upon me. Sometimes life likes to throw in those fun treats for you, probably because it knows that Sunday is my favorite day as it means I get to spend some time with you. I have been thinking quite a bit about all of you lately, apologies in advance as this post is going to be bit wordy.
These thoughts were prompted in large part because of an email conversation I had with one amazing person and a surprise package in the mail. I will get to both of those things in just a moment. First let me show you my latest FO.
Pattern~ Zigzagular by Susie White Yarn~ Woolen Mill St. Yarns in the color Hermione Granger
I finished my February socks. I am knitting them along with My Sister's Knitter Raverly group for our 2017 Personal Sock Yarn club. Basically we are knitting all the sock yarn this year. While I don't need inspiration to cast on the socks, I can tell you that my desire is fueled by all the lovely projects in this thread.
Some of us are even creating sock journals. It is rather fun to note patterns and memories of the project in a more tangible way. I am hoping to keep this up for the entire year because how fun would it be to look back and see what my favorite song was at the moment, how I liked the pattern, the yarn I used...etc.
Alright, so enough FO chatter. Now to the reason for the title and my thoughts today. Despite having been a part of this knitting community for quite a few years, I am constantly surprised again and again over the connections and friendships that are built through our craft. We share a passion for yarn and somehow turn that into something bigger. I know that most of you know what I mean when I say that many of your dearest friends are ones you have never met in person. When you step back to think on that, it is something to behold.
Just because you have never met doesn't take away from the fact that you share happy moments with them, worry for them, support them and spend a good deal of time connecting with them. Yesterday afternoon I went to my mailbox and in it was a surprise package from a friend I made through my Raverly group. We had done a swap a little while back and she sent me some tea and chocolate because she was thinking of me. This touched me deeply because I am with the knowledge that I have a supportive family and friends, but what if I didn't? Can you imagine what this act of kindness would have meant to someone who felt alone? Of course just because I am not alone, doesn't take away the love that I felt when receiving this package.
I had a small email correspondence with someone who despite how they appear on their blog is going through some very rough times. Her family is in a state of heartbreak with a family member battling a disease and she is also dealing with some work stress. She shared this with me all the while knowing there is nothing I can do from afar. Regardless she shared and that is what makes this community so special. There is no judgment, but rather an army of friends willing to do whatever is needed even if it is only to send prayers and positive thoughts.
To know that we are not alone is a strength. I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting me on Sundays and sharing yourself with me.
Enjoy a lovely video and have the best day today!