A cherished, long-distance friend knitted this glorious, soft, colourful scarf for me and sent it in the mail. My daughter was delighted to model it. Handmade things are one of my very favourite forms of magic. They have the power to seal the bond of friendship, and to remind us that someone loves and cares for us enough to spend so many hours making a thing of beauty with us in mind. Thank you, K! I love you, too.