Friday October 26th 2007, 4:25 pm
Filed under: Knit

I was not expecting this package. There was no packing slip, no name, nothing, just a Patternworks label on it. Inside was one ball of a yarn I had picked up at Stitches East, wished after, and put back. In retrospect, with all the yarns I did buy there later, I would go back now and put a few back and buy several of these instead, but at the time I did not think of it and so it didn’t happen.

Filatura di Crosa “Superior,” a brushed 70/30 cashmere/silk laceweight, is what Kidsilk Haze aspires to be. This is glorious stuff, soft as some qiviuts I’ve touched, absolutely beautiful. Wow.

Filatura di Crosa “Superior” brushed cashmere/silkAnd I didn’t buy any. But apparently someone noticed how much I’d loved it and bought a ball for me and surprised me. I am surprised, totally. I called Patternworks, just to make sure there wasn’t some mistake–oh heck let’s be honest, curiosity was absolutely killing me.

The woman who answered the phone had no clue either. But she was delighted for me and delighted that someone out there somewhere would do that for somebody else; it completely made her day, too. I wished her a good weekend as we hung up.

Whoever you are, thank you for this mitzvah. I hope to live up to it by knitting and gifting well with it.

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What fun it was, after a long day, to read your post. I have no doubt you will knit that yarn well and gift well, too.

Comment by Robin 10.26.07 @ 5:53 pm

How wonderful. See, I told you, all you have to do is think of something and it will come to you, (or contact you as the case may be). I am keen to find some and try it myself. Enjoy knitting every stitch! PS you can’t always be the one giving the gifts.

Comment by vicki 10.26.07 @ 6:17 pm

You deserve all the good things that come your way. I think the best thing would be to knit it up – by making something for yourself – and post a pic. That would be a great way to say thank you.

Comment by Amanda 10.26.07 @ 7:54 pm

Oooooooooooooh. Pretty. Soft. Fuzzy. Laceweight. What more could one ask? 😉

Comment by Romi 10.26.07 @ 8:01 pm

so very cool! i can’t wait to see what transpires next.

Comment by marti 10.26.07 @ 10:02 pm

How nice! What goes around comes around 🙂

Comment by Nurhanne 10.27.07 @ 3:50 am

It’s cool how simple gestures mean the most, isn’t it? Life is all about making someone elses corner of the world a little brighter, and sometimes all it takes is a ball of yarn. Awesome.

Comment by Adrian 10.28.07 @ 7:02 am

How fitting! A thoughtful little treasure for YOU!

Comment by rachel 10.29.07 @ 5:50 pm

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