Receiving a handmade gift is better than eating frozen Thin Mints. Way, way, way better. And that’s really saying something because Thin Mints were placed on this earth to annihilate our self-control with their deliciousness and mock us when we attempt to resist their wily chocolaty-charms. Now, for the sensational, spectacular, staggering, stunning, stupendous, sublime knitted gifts!
Meet Laura. And I’m on the left… the one with the dreadful tooth-to-gum ratio and earrings. Oh, how I love earrings.
On the great Virginia roadtrip, we ventured into Maryland to visit my beloved Aunt Nancy and our Knitting Circle friend, Laura. Thanks to a scheduling glitch, we only got an hour with Laura but I just had to share the neat handmade gifts she gave us.
We each received an I-cord necklace. I-cords became a bit of an inside joke among the knitters of the Knitting Circle because they were declared miraculous and all-powerful by a particularly odd former-member of the Circle. The former-member bought all manner of pricey yarns and made nothing but I-cords with them. In fact, the woman (who was quite capable of making any manner of awesome projects) made nothing but I-cords. Endless I-cords of gorgeous handspun yarns. This irked Katy to no end. Katy, sister-after-my-own-heart, couldn’t stand to see all that yarn wasted on I-cord after I-cord. So, Laura made Katy an I-cord necklace. Of course!
While the handmade and incredibly thoughtful gifts should tell you all about Laura. I just want to take this moment to gush about how Laura is one of the most altruistic, intelligent, elegant, creative, talented, and honest human beings that I have ever known. For the record, I would even share the Thin Mints I just got from our local Girl Scout troop with her.
She also made each of us the loveliest knitted rose pins of the softest yarn.