Thank you, Emma!
My virtual friend Emma deserves endless thanks from me, and it is about time I give her proper credit.
Without Emma, and her amazingly generous enabling, I probably would not:
a) own a spinning wheel
b) be able to play with it
c) own sock yarn
d) own rosewood dpns needles
e) knit socks
and possibly I would not even have a blog (Melanie also deserves a lot of credit for launching me in blogland).
While knitting and spinning paraphernalia are the tangible gifts Emma has given me, what I praise in Emma are her warmth, support, generosity, friendship and courage in life.
The socks above were knitted using some Opal yarn she sent me along with rosewood needles, a few years back. I thought a lot about Emma, while I was knitting them, and about some of the difficulties she faces everyday. She certainly deserves a big public THANK YOU, and a lot of support from her friends for all she does.