posted by [personal profile] matthewdaly at 02:11pm on 08/04/2014
Handcrafts aside, the most special (tangible) gift I ever received was from you. It was a small hematite stone with the Chinese character for "faith" etched into it. Aside from the fact that faith is important to me and we had had some Usenet disagreements about it, it boggled me that you either remembered or researched that hematite is my favorite semi-precious stone. (Or maybe it was dumb luck; I wasn't sure it would be polite to ask.) I kept that stone in my wallet for years to remind me that I was understood and valued by someone who is more than a "generally sort of decent human being".

Then there is the following indoor winter hat and fingerless mittens you made for me (in my color) so that I could turn down my thermostat but still be warm and fashionable and able to type. I regret to report that fingerless mittens for indoor use will not be the next eco-friendly craze to sweep the nation, but I still wear the hat quite a bit and OMG all knitting is magic.

http://imgur.com/u2zc1Zp
piglet: crayon purple on white paper, me as drawn by my son (Default)
posted by [personal profile] piglet at 11:20pm on 08/04/2014
There were multiple stone choices. The hematite one felt right. I didn't know why, but I knew it was for you.

Omigosh, that hat turned out swell! Thanks for reminding me. :-)

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