Today I know that I have made at least two people smile… that’s something I would like to achieve every day.
First, I finally completed a pair of socks for Mr Snail from yarn that I bought at Wonderwool. These socks are very unusual for me, in that I wasn’t able to make the colours in them match up exactly, because there is no regular repeat in the dying of the yarn. I am usually very careful to get an exact pair, but that is not supposed to happen with this wool, Anyway, Mr Snail certainly smiled when he was presented with them, despite the fact that it’s too warm to wear the things at the moment.
Second, I received an e-mail to let me know that a little parcel I sent on Wednesday had arrived safely and was found by the recipient in her woodpile, where the postman had carefully hidden it out of the weather. This particular parcel was sent to a blogging friend who is having a hard time at the moment and needed cheering up. Despite only having met over the internet, I had a real desire to make her smile and so I got out my crochet hook and yarn and made her a jolly chunky bag, just slightly smaller than the one I made for myself as a project bag the week before. They say that when life gives someone lemons, you should pour them a gin and tonic (or something to that effect), but it’s much easier to post a piece of crochet than a gin and tonic! Anyway, her delight at receiving the parcel also made me smile, so we are clearly recycling happiness here – what a great way to end the week!