From a Friend

The last day of summer we did a bunch of things that I don't remember.  What I do remember is that my two older kids were squabbling non-stop and I was in a pretty terrible mood when we got home.

There was a package at the door, though, addressed to the new baby, and in it was this adorable Tiny Trees Vest, made by a good friend on the other coast who I miss very much.

Pattern:   Tiny Trees Vest by Kylie Bates     Yarn:  Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Pattern:  Tiny Trees Vest by Kylie Bates

Yarn:  Berroco Ultra Alpaca

 I give a lot of knitting, but I hardly ever receive any.  This rare treat turned my day around!  I don't know if the non-knitters I knit for recognize it, but the magic of a knitted gift is the hours your knitter was thinking of you while making all those stitches.  A knitted gift is an expression of love and esteem you can hold in your hands and use to keep yourself or your beloveds warm.  It is a treasure.