Inspiration Monday – yarn for the greater good

We’ve had a bit of a week round these parts. My oldest turned 8 (woot!) in the middle of March break last week and so the whole family took off for a fun filled day in Toronto. Train ride, eating out, hockey hall of fame…we packed it in. Meanwhile, earlier in the week he had stepped on a needle, and unbeknownst to us, poor kid had a chunk about an inch long stuck in his foot. An ER trip finished off his birthday. He’s since been limping around while we fight the infection. Did I mention he has an extreme needle and blood phobia? Oh yes. Fun times indeed.

In the midst of this chaos, I got wind of the fundraiser Three Irish girls wool was having, and was tossing around the idea of buying a skein of the ‘you are my sunshine’ sock yarn. Not only did I need the retail therapy, but the song ‘you are my sunshine’ is my daughter’s song and super special. Having blown a wad on my son’s birthday, I did the sucky, boring mature, responsible thing and did not purchase the luscious skein so conveniently placed in my cart.

But then…

An amazing thing happened.

I was visited by a wool faerie


What a lovely surprise after a stressful week :). My wool faerie knew just what I needed to put a big smile on my face and keep me going a few more days. It also gave me something to do while sitting in the ER, browsing through ravelry is so fun especially when you have new wool.

Nutkin socks?
Business Casual socks?
Or…what’s your favourite sock pattern?

Thank you wool faerie 🙂 I know you’re reading this!

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inspirational Monday



6 thoughts on “Inspiration Monday – yarn for the greater good

  1. I need a wool faerie!!! OK, not really, but would love to have one. I really need some knitting faeries to help me knit up all the stash! No suggestions for socks, but I bet I could come up with a few shawl patterns to suggest! LOL.

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