Monday, January 31, 2011

A letter of thanks and appreciation

To Whom it May Concern,
I wanted to write to you to inform you that whilst browsing my local charity shop last week, I found the beautiful tank top you knitted. I don't know who you are or who you knitted it for, but I wanted to write to you and thank you for it.I'm sorry that it ended up in the charity shop unworn. I'm sorry that the little body you knitted it for never got to feel the softness of the wool or the warmth of the love you invested into every stitch. I'm sorry that the time, energy and love you spent making this went completely unappreciated by the mother and father.So, I wanted to tell you how much I love it. I appreciate the gorgeous, soft 100% wool yarn that you chose. The colour is beautiful and goes with everything. The wool is so warm and keeps little Joa's core so snug and cosy. I love the pattern . It is so simple, but the cable along the bottom is really special. It feels 'Irish' and modern at the same time. I'd love a copy of the pattern! So, thank you dear knitter. I know that this isn't the little person that was in your mind as you looped the wool over your needles, but I wanted you to know that all the love and care and attention that you put into this beautiful piece has not gone unnoticed and unappreciated.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Yours, in love and appreciation,
Laura and Joa


  1. Lovely. I am a really big fan of letters of appreciation. The combination of love and gratitude are the fundementals of life a/c to Masuro Emoto, the water crystal scientist

    I am going to be starting a weekly (ish) feature on my blog called "Love Letters" very soon, just got to figure out how to set up a "button" to link them up so other people can join in.


  2. ooh what a fab find! I got little sweetpea a gorg woolen Gap cardi the other day from a charity shop, she loves it.

  3. what an amazing find!!!
    I have made things as gifts for others that I never see again. . .I wonder if they end up with that sweet little vest? If someone who appreciates them finds them, it's all good. :)

  4. Such a sweet vest, and sweet letter of appreciation. Joa looks lovely in it!

  5. I love this! You are so kind and thoughtful. How sad that the vest was unworn. Someone put so much thought and time into it. So glad it fits your little sweetheart so nicely!

  6. Hi, I think the pattern is Sirdar 1720. I hope you don't mind me posting on your blog as you don't know me. I stumbled across your post and recognised the little vest as I made one for my little boy last year. It is a lovely pattern.

  7. Hev!!! Oh my goodness thank you so, so much! I'm delighted! How fantastic is blogging I'd never have found the pattern if I hadn't written see karma in action. Thanks again so much hugs x