For the past few years, a bunch of knitters over at the knit and crochet community Ravelry have teamed up to create gifts for the entire staff here at TOM BIHN. This kind gesture is much appreciated: the hand-made mittens, hats, gloves socks, and slippers sent to us from all over the world bring us warmth and color, and nothing could be better during this busy time of year for our company.
And then there’s the surprise element of this tradition: although I and a few others here know in advance what will be happening, we try to keep it hush-hush around the staff. And on the big day (which was today!) we each drew a number, determining the order we got to choose a knitted masterwork to call our own.
This year, we want to express to all of you how it felt to see these overwhelmingly generous gifts for the first time. And the best way we could figure out how to do so was by sharing a photograph of each and every knitted item: