So, the One-Skein Secret Pal organizers at Interweave Press recently put out a plea for angels to resuce their ten "orphans" of their One-Skein Secret Pal exchange. I am one such orphan.
Great. They had nearly 400 persons sign up and almost all of them successfully gifted their pal. Mine did not.
Well, I wish her the best. I imagine that terrible and unavoidable complications of life have presented problems to her that have prevented her participation. I'm sure she would have participated and kept her commitment, had she been able to do so.
I'm trying to put the best face on this. To my pal (the one who got fab yarn from me-Lorna's Laces & Blue Moon), I described it as a lesson in 'tis better to give than to receive'. And usually, I'm okay with being the gifter and not the giftee.
But maybe I'm just having a down week. My feet hurt. I have to sew on buttons (dammit). I'm not having a peak knitting experience. I'm nowhere near finishing my gift to my pal, which I should finish and send to her in August. Yuck-only a little time left in August! Maybe I need more meds.
So, if you're out there, and are thinking about being a One-Skein Secret Pal angel, please remember me. I could use a hug this week. A nice wooly sock-yarn hug.