friday it was time to take hannah back to the airport, oh dear, already? my best friend left on friday too, for almost a month long holiday half way around the world. driving back from los angeles international airport, feeling sad, trying not to cry (i did anyway). i know... bookstore therapy! it really did the trick, sitting with stacks of books and magazines, and a strong coffee, i spent a few hours and felt much better. i found a magazine with an article on shetland, and 'the magic of shetland lace knitting'. and a fictional novel, bought for the cover (i don't really read fiction). but LOOK at that shawl! i want to make a shawl just like the one on the cover of 'If you follow me'. can't stop looking at it!
arriving home, where it is way too quiet again, those feelings came back. after moping around a bit, i went to collect the mail. OH MY GOSH! inside my mailbox was an incredible surprise. all the way from Sweden, from a dear friend, was a piece of handmade lace (top photo). made by my friend's mother. i'm still so touched, all feelings of sadness disappeared. thank you so much irene for your thoughtfulness and generosity. the lace is a treasure i adore. the delicate impeccable handwork (how was this done?!) will be forever appreciated.
i made a cowl too, so pretty, the pattern and yarn came together, like bee's & honey, more on this soon! i hope you have a wonderful week ahead! xoxo lori