My sister Jane Ellen (knittinginnaples) was here for a visit this last week. Things have been a little overwhelming lately, to say the least. She surprised me with an beautiful knit shawl. It is made out of Euroflax Linen (love it) with little tiny beads on the fringe (love them). No words can describe what it feels like when someone knows things have been difficult and then gives you something so beautiful. As a knitter I am doublely, triplely, quadrupely (are these real words?) appreciative since I know how long it takes to knit these things. Thanks Sissy, I will love it and you always.