Yup. Gobsmacked is exactly what I am. I am smacked in the gob.
This is a picture of my friend Lindy. Lindy works for a social service agency in Geelong, Australia and, in her spare time, freelances as Santa Claus.
I wrote Lindy a little e-mail telling her that I had found a copy of Yarn Magazine Issue 6 -- the one with the Cathedral Window Shawl -- at a distributor in Australia and asked, should the distributor balk at international shipping, if Lindy would be so kind as to purchase the magazine and have it shipped to her address, and then I could send her a check to cover the purchase and shipment to the US.
It must have been too complicated, because she wouldn't do it.
Instead, she informed me that she owned the magazine and would be happy to put it in an envelope and send it to me! Can you believe that? Lindy, who has never met me in person, is willing to go out of her way for me.
I say all the time that the people who read my blog are the nicest people on earth. And this is proof, yet again, of how very right I am.
I'm going to bed now -- and I will think about color choices as I head towards slumber.
I am gobsmacked,