A couple things came this week. The first was very unwelcome. Winter decided to pay us a visit. The wind chill dropped below zero and the wind was so strong it was hard to walk without tears coming to your eyes. But, still no snow to speak of. We had maybe an inch if you had a short ruler. This afternoon the snow has started up again so perhaps even that will finally come to the north Minneapolis area.
The second thing that came was a total surprise. I received a book from a publisher. I hear about that happening to other people who blog, you know the "famous" bloggers, but never to me. The letter inclosed with the book started "Dear Esteemed Member of the Kniterati". The book came wrapped in a huge ribbon/bow of yarn. How cool is that! So what's this book? To me it was a disappointment because I don't have a child of my own. The disappointment wasn't the book itself, it was the fact that I didn't have a child at hand to read it to. For some reason Chief and Bert weren't good child substitutes at this moment. But, I'll carry on and tell you about the book anyway. It will find its way to a child and I know it will be enjoyed more at that time.
The book is called "Extra Yarn" by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen. It's the story of Anabelle, a little girl who lives in a town with no color. One day Annabelle finds a box and when she opens it, she finds colorful yarn. She makes herself a sweater and still has more yarn. After making her dog a sweater and finding still more yarn she continues throughout her town to make sweaters for everyone and ..... well you'll have to read the book to find out what happens. The story is a simple story of generousity and illustrated with simple but very effective stories. I think its a wonderful story for sharing knitting with your small ones.