Happiness (Part 1)
September 10, 2003
Here I am, blissed out of my ever-lovin’ mind, sitting on Lis’s balcony with the mother lode of Liberty sale yarns that Polly, the Nobel Prize Laureate of the knitting world, bought for me in London and lugged not only across the Atlantic, but to Manhattan from Queens, on her recent visit.
OK, I know you want to know what I got: 2 bags (2 BAGS!) of Jaeger Aqua 100% cotton, in a spinachy green; a bag of Rowan Handknit DK Cotton in Robin’s Egg Blue, a bag of Felted Tweed in Charcoal; a bag of Fine Cotton Chenille in a rich navy blue and, the piece de resistance, the icing on the cake, and the best thing I have ever, ever purchased for more than 70 percent off: a BOX, a beautiful pristine BOX, of Jaeger Silk 4 ply in a silvery grey-green. I also got, absolutely free of charge and by the magnanimous good grace of Polly, a jar of Fortnum & Mason Lemon Curd, which is just the best substance you can get by the jar.
So you shouldn’t wonder why I look so beatific. High on yarn and curd.