It's time for an overdue #gratitude post. You may remember that not long ago, I knitted some toys for Elfie from gorgeous mini skeins I purchased from Sarah @knittyandcolor . Her beautiful kitties admired them, so I whipped up a few more monsters and sent them her way. Sarah has always been one of my favorite #yartists. (A freshly coined portmanteau of yarn and artist that I'm probably not the first to come up with...but let me dream...) I was happy to make the toys for the joy of it.
When I received the order I had purchased during the Labor Day sale (during which time Sarah donated her proceeds to a charity very dear to my heart that was a major help during Harvey), I felt the package and thought, man, this may not be my order. I dove into it and what was inside?
A hand written note about the toys, and the gift of a gorgeous skein of yarn. Not just any gorgeous skein, but one that was a limited edition Halloween color - Undead Ahead - that Sarah had saved for herself. Y'all, I'm getting all teary just thinking about it. I hadn't had a good day on the day the squishy goodness arrived, and then I was quickly lifted by Sarah's sweet note and kindness. Also inside was my order, the equally gorgeous BamBOOzled, a Halloween color from this year. As always, it's even more amazing in person. Sarah's generosity to those affected by Harvey moved me, so that making the wee monsters for her kitties brought me joy. Then, they brought Sarah and her kitties joy. Next, Sarah opened her private collection to share special yarn with me. I was brought even more joy. Any act of friendship, love or kindness - not just material in nature, maybe by a hug, a compliment, singing a song, giving a hand...they are joy bombs.
Go drop a joy bomb. 💣 Let's fill the world with them.