Yesterday I got a surprise delivery. Yup on a Sunday. My husband came in and handed me a package I wasn’t expecting. I love surprises.
My girlfriend Melissa sent me this book, Extra Yarn, with the note that every night she and her daughter read this and she always thinks of me. I almost cried. I love books. I grew up with a mother who ran adult literacy programs, who always made books seem like magic and whenever we moved the first thing we got was a library card. I was even a volunteer librarian one summer in Lawrence, MA. I love books as gifts, I do. And this book…it’s special.
It’s about a little who knits colorful things for others and never runs out of yarn. I felt like it was me and all the things I make for people. She even sounded like me when people made fun of her for wearing such colorful knits. No wonder she thought of me and I’m so thankful to have such great friends that do think of me.
It’s sweet and the illustrations are adorable and it’s going right into my craft room on display so I can smile whenever I see it. And I think it’s a perfect book to give to either a crafter you know and love or any child. I might just order a few for some of the children I know.