What pleasure, to give and receive December 29, 2015 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Project Ideas

As a knitter, I am usually on the giving end of handmade gifts (the steady stream of beautiful needlework pieces and art quilts from my mother, notwithstanding). I give these with love and absolute pleasure.  Twice a year, though, on Christmas and my birthday, I am the lucky recipient of a hand knit gift from Mona.  Usually gorgeous socks (Mona knows I would never knit these for myself) or lovely winter accessories.  Each and every time, I am filled with incredible gratitude but feel my happy exclamations never adequately convey my appreciation. There is something special about receiving a gift someone has taken the time to make just for you.  It inspires a reaction that can catch you by surprise. I wish this sweet experience on everyone, at least once in their lives.

Thanks again Mona!

I absolutely LOVE my Antler Mittens knit with Madelinetosh Chunky in one of my favourite colourways – Grasshopper. Aren’t they beautiful?


–  Melissa