Who doesn’t like surprises? And what if the surprise package contains colorful, soft and yummy yarn? Even better, right?
Ravelry has a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) group dedicated for just that – RAK. You post your wish list (knitting related and otherwise) for others to see. If someone is able to and willing to fulfill your wish, they will contact you for your address and send it across.
My wish list was simple – all I had asked for is yarn – any kind, any amount. I can only get acrylic yarn here and I am dying to try out some different kind. I was lucky enough to get offers from 6 people! The best part is I don’t know what kind of yarn they have picked out for me.
The first of the lot arrived yesterday. It was a wonderful surprise from LoneStarNeedler. When I opened the box, I screamed with joy. She has picked out a variety of yarn and has even included patterns for them. How sweet!
My first sock yarn and what beautiful colors! I so wanted to try knitting socks.
Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn. Included are two patterns for dishcloths. This the first time I touched cotton yarn and it is so lovely.
Enough yarn to make Surprise Baby Jacket. So thoughtful of her to pick out the pattern and then collect the necessary yarn! The paper in the background is the pattern. I love the colors. It is going to be one beautiful baby sweater.
Nothing like receiving a personal, handwritten note along with a lovely card.
LoneStarNeedler, I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful gift. I always dreamt of knitting with ‘real’ yarn and you made my dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
What a truly wonderful surprise!!! I’m sure that you will enjoy knitting each project and remember the friend who sent you this package as you knit. I can’t wait to see your progress on each of them:) Yay for RAK, yay for Ravelry:):)