Robin and Kunmi…! Kunmi and Robin…!
Friday July 08th 2011, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Friends,LYS

Okay, I can tell you a little background here, but but but it doesn’t follow that–I mean– ! I absolutely in no way deserve anything remotely approaching this.

Several weeks ago, as I’ve mentioned, my friend Robin was visiting from my hometown along with her close knitting friend Kunmi. We went to Coupa Cafe for the world’s best hot cocoa, we hung out a bit although not anywhere near enough, we had a grand time with what time we were able to have together, and I adored Kunmi on the spot and immediately saw why they were so close. And Robin is a peach.

Kunmi wished out loud that she could find a copy of my book. I exclaimed, Oh hey, I’ll give you one!

And so one went into the mail chasing their airplane home the next day, because Richard rightly insisted that night that I was just too tired to safely drive back over there.

And I didn’t go to Purlescence last night because I was just too tired to safely drive over there.

I got an email from Nathania, one of the owners, that was just enough of a hint that I had to today, though, and see what was up, if anything; besides, I needed my Purl Girls time.

After I got there, Sandi, another of the owners, mentioned that the Epiphany had arrived.  She knew I’d been waiting for it, although I thought I had till Fall to save up for it because that’s when I’d been told months ago Cascade was likely going to expand their color lineup of it.

This red, sold out in the shop for months, is it: the royal baby alpaca/cashmere/silk blend that I so adore, that I splurged and made an offwhite shawl out of recently, guessing the recipient would love all that softness too.

“They’ve discontinued it.”

They’ve WHAT?!

Sandi nodded, “I know,” and explained that the cost of the cashmere and silk fibers had risen so much in the past year that Cascade had decided they couldn’t sell it at a reasonable price anymore. She pointed out that the 60/20/20 had become 72/15 silk/13  for this one last mill run–“and when that’s gone that’s that.”

There sat the new bag of maroony red I’d been waiting so long for, while hoping maybe a good non-muddy teal green might come out too. (Nope.) The price of a whole shawl’s worth right now, budget-wise, much less coming out their door with more than that…  But–this was the last of it… ! Half the bag of the blue was already walking off with another customer on the spot; she’d knitted this stuff before, she knew what it was too.

Just then, Nathania sauntered over with a not-successfully-suppressed grin on her face. An envelope suddenly appeared with my name on it.

What’s this about? I opened it. Inside, a card that on one side simply said Purlescence with a pretty picture of yarns. I turned it over…

A gift certificate for, oh my stars, one hundred mind-blowing dollars. With love from Robin and Kunmi.

On the day that coveted yarn came in. There’s my shawl’s worth and then some.

I…I… I am still just totally, utterly blown away.  *THANK* you, Robin and Kunmi!!!

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What a nice story. What good friends. You are so sweet and generous to others and in return others are sweet to you. Enjoy your beautiful yarn.

Comment by pat Flores 07.09.11 @ 2:51 am

Wow! Love it 🙂

Comment by Lynn 07.09.11 @ 4:52 am

How nice! That yarn is gorgeous.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.09.11 @ 5:47 am

Wow! What a nice gift! And in such a timely manner too.

Comment by Jody 07.09.11 @ 7:41 am

They know you will put it to good use :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 07.09.11 @ 9:03 am

Well, for once you are incorrect. You don’t deserve this? Of course you do! Sometimes you give and sometimes you receive.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.09.11 @ 11:32 am

Certainly great karma! Enjoy the beautiful yarn!

Comment by Madeline 07.09.11 @ 4:52 pm

Do I even need to say it? No? Well, I will anyway –


(And you are totally worthy. TOTALLY.)

Comment by Channon 07.10.11 @ 5:08 am

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