I may have received the single best compliment a knitter could ever receive.
My BFF Quinn called me up last week to tell me she wore her new scarf and socks. First, she mentioned that several people complimented her on the scarf. They touched and admired it and praised the skill of the knitter (we knitters love hearing that). She also gave them a peek at the sparkly fairy princess socks (it takes a especially knitting-friendly person to also show off the usually invisible handknit socks), garnering more praise for the knits and the knitter.
All this was lovely to hear, but the best was yet to come. She said:
"It was cold. And I had all these great things you made. It felt like I was wrapped in cozy warm love the whole time."