This morning I received one fantastic package from my Ravelry Caffeine Swap pal!
A bag of Humboldt Bay Organic Blast-Off! coffee beans, a California Espresso Chocolate candy bar, a very cool heavy duty coffee mug made in Mexico, and FOUR skeins of Knit Picks Bare superwash worsted for me to dye! Hooray! I am BACK in BUSINESS!!! I wonder if my pal knew I just dyed my last batch? If you could only see the huge grin on my face… at least two of those will be dyed today, but they’ll be for me and not the shop!
Here’s a better shot of the coffee and mug (which I will be using tomorrow morning for certain!):
Thanks so much, my anonymous spoiler! Please let me know what your favorite colors are, if you read this. I would like to dye two of them in your favorite colors to remind me of your thoughtfulness.
This Ravelry swap has been great fun; I found some great items for Vera, and my pal found some great stuff for me! A thought has occurred to me, though… it’s great fun spoiling strangers and being spoiled by other strangers who share common interests, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if more of us would turn that activity inward and spoil the people who mean the most to us? To do it for no apparent reason and not expect anything in return, but that you just want to bring them joy and make them smile? I believe that’s called a random act of kindness (RAOK), and I believe I want to do something like that today!