Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thank You, Mr. Postman

It has been a good mail week chez Knitsnpurls. 

Two parcels arrived while we were away.  One came from WEBS and was full of Regia sock yarn. 

Knitting 1291Many of the people who I knit for prefer basic, washable socks so I took advantage of their clearance sale on discontinued colours and stocked up.

The other parcel contained something much less practical and much more exciting, the latest shipment from Woolgirl’s “Embrace the Lace” club.

Knitting 1284This time the theme was “Love”, represented by a luscious skein of superfine alpaca yarn from Curious Creek Fibers to be made into a cowl designed by Leila Wice.  The kit also included a Namaste Buddy Case, an organza project bag, a stitch marker, and some tea and honey sticks.  As usual, the presentation was impeccable. 

A few days into the new year I learned that I was one of the lucky winners of SKA’s November sockdown.  I won a skein of sock yarn of my choice from String Theory Yarn.  My Caper Sock in the “Spruce Head” colourway arrived on Wednesday. 

Knitting 1293It reminds me a lot of Casbah, one of my favourite sock yarns, and is even prettier in real life than it looks on the website.

Wednesday also brought an additional treat, a skein of sock yarn from Barking Dog Yarns

Knitting 1297 I’d been admiring the “End of Summer” colourway for a while, so when it went on sale I snatched it up.  Suzan told me she will be introducing a new sock yarn and also three lines of laceweight to her shop soon.

On Friday the mail van made yet another stop at my house, bringing more sock yarn.

Knitting 1313 I ordered the Shibui to combine with a bright skein of Socks That Rock in a stranded knitting pattern, possibly Chrissy Gardiner’s  Windowpane Socks.  While I was at it I ordered the Smooshy in “Chinatown Apple”.

January must be my lucky month.  Yesterday morning I learned that I had won two prizes in an Embrace the Lace contest: two skeins of Lobster Pot baby camel and six patterns by Jolene Treace. 

With all these exciting packages it’s like Christmas all over again.  I might just start calling the mailman Santa Claus.     

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am going to come over and rub you so that some of that luck will rub off on me. ;0)