Isn't this BEAUTIFUL???? Even more so in real life!!!
This is Sophie's Toes Enchanted Forest Magic Ball, hand dyed by the phenomenal Wendy and gifted to me!!
I have been a HUGE fan of Sophie's Toes Sock yarn for over a year now.....just PHENOMENAL colors!!
But this isn't the beautiful part! The beauty of this Ball-O-Lovelinessis is the reason behind this gift and the gift giver herself!!
Last week when Sophie's Toes was having one of her always anticipated yarn updates, I was emailing Jessi as I knew she was online shopping too! I missed out on this Magic Ball.....(and I thought I was being really fast this time on the mouse)!!! LOL!!
Long story short.......it isn't so much that Jessi knew I wanted this color and missed out (she is WAYYY younger than me and her reflexes are better)! LOL!! It is the REASON behind the gift that touches my heart so!!
With the knowledge that at some point, I may be spending several days out of state, not knowing what those days will hold, Jessi knew that knitting would be what I needed most to help comfort and pass the time.
There is something so soothing and "centering" about knitting, it is reassuring, controllable....just the feel of the fiber as it slips through your fingers, the gentle, rhythmic "click-swish" of yarn passing over needles seems to slow you down and soothe your nerves like nothing else can!!!
My heart is so touched by such thoughtfullness!!!!! I felt tears and hugs were quite insufficient as a thank-you!!
I am so very, very blessed to have so many phenomenal women in my life and I am glad to know that Jessi is one of them!!!!!!!! How in the world would we get through life without friends????