One of my daughters has just had a minor significant birthday and much was made of the lovely selection of pressies bestowed upon her. Amongst the very gratefully received collection of Prosceco, sparkling rose, necklaces, jewelery, handbags etc. etc. was a small hand made carrier bag; it had very pretty ribbons and lace all over it and although of not very high in terms of monetary value, it stole the show and the heart of the said birthday girl. And that was just the bag – carefully crafted by big sis and containing three skeins of the most gorgeous yarn I’ve ever seen. This was also a work of art – hand dyed into a fantastically toning and co-ordinated rainbow of colours throughout – so eye catching the birthday girl was hard pressed to put it back in the bag and get back to hard partying – she was itching to get her knitting needles out and get started!