Thursday, June 24, 2010
I got mail! Lovely mail....
Today I got such a fantastic surprise.
I have been following Julia's blog "Aalerusen" for a long time - actually ever since I started blogging.
Immediately I fell for Julia's way of writing, and it's always a pleasure to read about her life and her family. Besides that, Julia is amazing with needles and yarn. She makes a lot of fabulous things - one more stunning than the other.
Some days ago I entered Julia's "just because" giveaway. She wanted to give the most beautiful shawl to one of her readers - just because she felt like it, and for no other reason.
When I read her blog this morning, I found out that I had won the shawl and it was already in the mail!! What a surprise...and a very, very good one as well.
A little while ago it knocked on my door, and the package with the shawl was here.
It was a pleasure unwrapping it and to read the sweet letter Julia had written for me.
The shawl is so soft and extremely beautiful. The lace pattern looks brilliant and I wonder how it is possible to knit in that way. (I know that I would get lost in counting stitches!) Julia has spun the yarn herself and I'm delighted and honoured to have such a fine and handmade shawl.
I already know that I will enjoy wearing it on a cold summer evening....and on windy autumn days.