On Monday a package arrived from my friend Jennifer. I emailed her to say I put it under the tree and told her I was very curious. She then told me it was a gift from our knitting group in Connecticut. So they arranged to Google+ hangout me into the weekly knitting group so I could open the gift with them.
Lo and behold, it was the most gorgeous blanket in my favorite blue.
We had made this same friendship blanket for another member of our group, Lisa, when she moved away. It was so fun to receive a gift that I knew what it means to knit. When you knit for someone you think about them and when I helped knit Lisa's blanket, I thought of her. I now have a blanket that our group made while thinking of me. It is beyond special and it is MY blanket. I have already informed the whole family that only I get to use it.
Just this morning I was snuggling under it sipping my coffee. I had to giggle as only Jennifer knows how cold our house is in the winter (we keep it at 56 during the day) so this blanket will be used a lot!
Here's her post on my opening the gift - had I known my gym clothes would have been on the blogosphere, I probably would have showered and looked a little nicer.
Today I'm off to my new knitting group - I miss my CT group every time I'm with this group. Maybe one day they will grow to be as special as our CT group is...I kind of think the CT group is irreplaceable.