I’ve been RAK’d!

For those unfamiliar with the acronym, RAK stands for Random Act of Kindness, something with which I’ve long been enamored. (See my senior quote, umpteen years ago.) Ravelry has a RAK group, which is handled quite nicely. Anyone who wants to may join, and members post monthly wish lists. Other members comb through the wish lists, and as they see things they can pass along, they do so. It’s purely giving, without expecting anything in return. It is so much fun to read through the lists, and Jason can testify that doing so is always accompanied by little outbursts such as, “Oh, I have some of that I don’t need!” and, “I know where I can get those!”

Well, today, I received my first RAK! A lovely woman, Pam, who works nearby, emailed me, and we arranged a time to meet. I picked up a box of lovely, yummy yarn, mostly hand-spun by Pam herself! I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to figure out what to make with it. Right now, I’m thinking maybe a granny square purse for the fall. She also included some buttons, purse hardware, and a cute little notebook. (One can never have enough notebooks and notepads, I always say!) Not least importantly, I got a big hug from a new friend.

When I heard that Pam had a RAK for me, I looked up her wish list. She had very little on it, but one item I knew I could provide. She loves all thing sheep, so I quickly whipped up this little gal last night:

Isn’t she adorable? I named her Fauxy McCrackle (“Faux”y because the irony of a sheep crocheted of acrylic yarn does not escape me, McCrackle because her stuffing is – what else? – plastic grocery bags). Fauxy now lives on a shelf in her new Mama’s office along with several other miniature stuffed sheepies.