21.5.10

friends far away

nothing pulls you out of a funk like a good talk with a friend, and a package being delivered to your door from that same person just minutes after hanging up. and it's not even my birthday!

package from jenny
this beautiful shirt jenny sent me was something she scratched from her s/s collection! isn't it amazing?! she wasn't happy with it. how lucky am i to be her friend? also worn, a felt wiksten holiday necklace.

package from jenny
i have adored these socks since jenny knit and shared them on her blog. she actually made them especially for me, which i think is amazing since nothing beats hand knit socks. they are gorgeous and so, so soft. i haven't taken them off since i got them!

package from jenny
so much good stuff. what a friend!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! You two are such tight friends, and lucky to have each other. And it doesn't hurt that both of you are so talented and like to share!

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  2. Lovely to have so close friends. The socks are adorable!

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  3. All looks so pretty. What is best about woolen socks is the softness for sure, wearing them here winters and summers if possible.

    The next best thing is bare feet, like today on this hot day when the birch trees are emerald green and the branches dance in the gentle wind.

    Happy weekend from Finland!

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  4. Awww, that is so sweet! Makes me want to be a better friend!
    Gorgeous shirt and socks on you!

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  5. aww. so nice! and knitted socks are pretty cool. but i would ratehr have someone make them FOR me than make them myself. I did one pair last year (which were adorable, and i made them maching but not by inversing the colors on them), but doing the whole heel thing was just too detailed for me.

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  6. wow, so much goodness! you two have such a sweet friendship.

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  7. That shirt is amazing. Lucky you...

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  8. you're awesome. i wish i sent you a package every week instead of once every six months.

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  9. they look so cozy! love your designs, elly.

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  10. No way! I can't believe she scratched that shirt. I love it! You both make such great stuff. :)

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  11. This is very off-topic but what color is the paint on your walls? I've been in love with it forever.

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  12. sk, i thought that was so sweet that you said it makes you want to BE a better friend! jenny makes me want to too - knowing people who are good friends sure is inspiring!

    i'm so lucky to have people who knit socks for me, and now i want THEM to teach me how to knit my first official pair!

    thanks taylor, and i just wanted to clarify that the shirt is jenny's design and handiwork, not mine. although that's a huge compliment to me!

    hi karra, it's actually a cheaper match of benjamin moore's "stonington gray." my husband grew up in a town of the same name which is what sealed the deal in my usual battle to choose just the right color. i really love it, too.

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  13. oh and jenny, the boxes you send me are always full of such beautiful things that have a sentiment that last forever. to me, the quantity never matters, it's the quality that i treasure!

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  14. We are fortunate to have at least one good friend in life, even if long distance. The most treasured gifts I receive are the hand made, as ones heart, energy and love are woven into each section of the gift.

    The designs pictured are creative and I adore each and every one you shared in this post.

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