I've heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words and I will try not to use a thousand words to thank RONNIE! Her package left me with such a feeling of elation and I am amazed at her generosity. After all, all I really wanted was a pair of Monkey Socks....but I'm not complaining, mind you.
Ronnie and I immediately discovered that we share a love of literature, most particularly Jane Austen. Since monkey items are rare in her part of England, she made a special trip out of her way to locate a vintage edition of one of my favorite books, Sense and Sensibility. Must I tell you that it is older than I? It is. And, she also included three DVDs which I am most anxious to view. The David Copperfield is also amongst my favorites as Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. The Darlings will be something new for me and one of her favorites. Okay. I will now confess I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. watching The Shell Seekers.
Lest you think this is a Knit the Classics exchange, fear not. I have more lovelies to share. The needles will be used frequently and are a welcome addition to my collection. BTW, check out the ingenious counter attached to the needle set with cables. I've never seen such a thing, how clever! Vintage Patons Patterns to look at, including one hubby spotted right off, MEN'S SOCKS. And, a cute little monkey holding something warm to drink. I have not yet discovered if it is tea or coffee but will soon.
And last but not least BEAUTIFUL, HEAVENLY , GLORIOUS Monkey Socks knit at a very fine gauge (2.0mm) with cashmere. Ronnie said the color reminded her of the Scottish moors and forevermore they will remind me of Scotland. And.................hold your breath.....don't get too jealous.... MONKEY FINGERLESS mittens!! Can you believe it? I love them and they are a very welcomed into these chilly Rocky Mountains.
THANK YOU RONNIE! You are the greatest! Friends forever?