Monday, November 30, 2009

a wonderful surprise

Today I was meandering around the downtown of our small town.

I was trying to get all the "mail-away" gifts bought so that I can get them in the mail this week. I had been gone for quite awhile. Doing shopping with no kids, really isn't much of a chore. I got to taste mocha fudge and consider bakeshop cookies. Look at books. Stroll.

Once I was done though I was ready to go home and have a coffee. I didn't want to stop by the post office and groaned when I saw the line for the post office counter. So when I checked my mail and found a parcel card, I ALMOST left it there for tomorrow. Then I thought it is almost December and the lines won't get any shorter.

Boy was I glad that I waited. For inside my package was this lovely cowl from Renee. I entered her Pay It Forward blog awhile back and am the very lucky receipent of this handmade cowl.
I did a little shriek and put in on right away! There is no such thing as self control at moments like that! I love it! It goes with my black jacket and will go with my brown jacket too.

Now that I am thinking, I believe Renee had already posted about this and I might just have been drooling back then too.

Anyway I look at it, I am happy!

Thanks so much!

Please forgive "self-potrait" photography! Haven't quite mastered the trick of that yet!


Kristyn Knits said...

how wonderful for you!! it looks lovely on you! and what's this shopping without kids?? strolling??...sounds like a wonderful day!

Stephanie said...

Your cowl is lovely, love the cables. The sky and snow looks so peaceful behind you.

crochetgurl said...

What a pretty cowl! I like the cables. :-)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

The cabling is gorgeous. The lighting on your photos looks festive....Sounds like a great day.

Knitterella said...

Sweet!! Aren't they so nice to wear.

(I should kick some of those out for gifts)

Kim's Kraziness said...

Shopping without the girls? Meandering....are you sure this is my sil??? You deserved some downtime!! And love, love, love the cowl...makes me want to learn to knit!

Rebekah said...

what a pretty cowl! It sounds like you had a pretty nice afternoon shopping alone too...I need to get a seasonal coffee soon while I'm out

Renee said...

Sounds like you had a lovely shopping day out alone.

So delighted you're happy with the cowl!! Hugs to you and thank you for joining in the PIF.

peaknits said...

What a nice surprise on top of a nice day! Lines or no lines, what a fantastic gift from Renee. By the way, I am your magic yarn ball partner and will e-mail soon!

stitching under oaks said...

what a wonderful surprise...really lovely. I can appreciate all the work that went into such a wonderful cowl. I love how it looks with your coat. Seeing all the snow behind didn't come a moment too soon!