The knittyboard SP10 round is drawing to a close and I had an amazing upstream. The final package came to my house on Thursday morning and it’s full of fun.
There’s 800 m of laceweight alpaca. I’m thinking Muir with beads. Fred keeps trying to get this alpaca – it’s the same colour as the gauge swatch from this post. He digs into the box, grabs it, then carries it across the room. I had to put it away. It is very soft though. The brand is Mama Ocllo, I’ve not heard of it before, but it’s very soft. Any other suggestions for what to do with it SP?
There are two balls for Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in a lovely red. Perfect red. I love the colour. I think this might become the rainy day socks, although something like the shetland triangle might be a nice way to use this lovely colour around my face. Hmmm. I’m getting paralyzed by the possibilities.
The biggest skein is Collinette Jitterbug in the colour “Vatican City”. It’s a barley variegated red and I love it. It’s ever so slightly more orange than the baby cashmerino. Again, no idea what I’ll do with this yet, I have to find the perfect use for every skein and this wonderful skein deserves a very good use.
Besides the yarn, there is a white tea with raspberry, a chocolate bar and some yummy smelling soap (I have the best smelling stash EVER!). To help me drink the tea there’s a teabag holder. I don’t know what to call the little dish that a teabag resides on after it’s steeped the tea, but this one is read and teapot shaped. In the top of the picture you can see a little zippered pouch with the same picture as the tin that came in m first package. This is perfect for holding some darning needles and stitch markers when I go to the local sit and knit and eat and laugh night!
I suspect I know who my SP is, but I don’t want to say until she’s confirmed it with me. I’ll edit once I know for sure. I will say, this has been a great swap. You really did a good job, I’m s happy with all you sent me and I don’t think I”m goign to have to buy yarn for a year! Thank you!
I almost forgot to mention – there’s a box of chocolate cookies. YUMMY!!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m into a crunch with school – deadlines fast approaching and lots of late nights. Not much fun to write about. Our big task lately was repainting and then wallpapering in our bedroom. It took a long time to get the paper in (we ordered it in November) but we finally got the room painted. We need a new duvet cover now, but that’s just finding 2 sheets in the right colour and resewing a new one. If I’m really smart, I’ll use coupons again to get the sheets for this time around. You can see a corner of the old curtains on the left side – do I need to change the colour? They are very burgundy (matching the bedspread).