Anyone who has read this blog for any short amount of time can't have failed to have noticed that I very much have a favourite yarn, and that yarn is the wonderful Zauberball, in all its various guises.
So I was so very happy to find on the morning of my birthday, a few short days before Christmas, that Mr Awesome had heeded my oft repeated advice that I imparted to him every time he said he struggled to buy gifts - any Zauberball would make me happy. I'm so fond of Zauberballs that every single colour way seems perfect to me, so I know that it is one of those things that will never be a yarn gift that will end up unloved or forgotten, and I am so happy that Mr Awesome felt confident in choosing one for my birthday.
I think it is safe to say that Mr Awesome was made immediately aware that I was bowled over by his choice of gift (one of a few that also included my favourite perfume and a kit for making home brew beer - which caused a workmate to remark that they were the most disparate set of presents he had every heard of).
Sailing on that sea of success, Mr awesome entered the arena of the Christmas gift-giving challenge with a lot to live up to (he didn't, really, I was just happy to be spending our Christmas alone together for the first time) but can you imagine the joy that hit me when after a beautiful pair of earrings, a 3DS game and many other little treats I found this under the tree?
And, as if that wasn't already just too many riches, a little later one of the parcels under the tree turned out to be this:
Every one of my knitterly Christmas presents was absolutely perfect, and make knitting and the thought of knitting an absolute joy. With that in mind I was so glad when a ball of yarn for one of my magazine commissions arrived at my address. By now it was starting to feel like it had come home to visit its family, and it has arrived as very much the big brother of the brood.
So, though we had no sight of snowballs this Christmas, I'd much rather keep warm with my knitting and these wonderful Zauberballs full of bright, festive cheer.