Did Santa leave anything good under your tree? Perhaps some new needles, a skein of Malabrigo, or a gift certificate to TKE?
If you were really good, maybe someone knitted you a special gift. There is something truly magical about a handknit gift. You not only receive a lovely hat, scarf, sweater, etc... , but you are given a piece of the knitters time, talent, and love. In some cases those knitted gifts hold even more significance as a project was tailored to you as no store bought gift ever could be.
Becka brought a little of that magic to our Christmas this year. She knitted up a piece of our dad's childhood. Remembering a story he told about a much beloved toy elephant from his toddler years - an elephant that met a tragic demise in the washing machine - she set to work. A skein of pink Cascade 220, some needles, a little time, and you get what has to be one of the most perfect gifts I have ever seen.