Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Best mail-day ever!

I went a bit crazy with the internet-shopping a while back (yes, I can still hear my credit card whining), buying all kinds of fun stuff, yarn, fabric and such, and most of it arrived today. Wohoo! I came home to find my mail-box stuffed with, well, stuff. There was a package from The Loopy Ewe, one from Hawthorne Threads, and one from Eat.Sleep.Knit!

From the Loopy Ewe I got three skeins of Cascade 220, in a wonderful dark blue heathered color. I couldn't get the color just right no matter what settings I tried on my camera, but this one is pretty close, the real color is just a bit darker
Next we've got the fabric from Hawthorne threads
And last but not least the yarn from Eat.Sleep.Knit. I actually got two skeins from there, but I'm only showing you one of them, because the other one is for the swap I'm in. Ssshh, siikrit stuff. :)
Oh, the yarn is Pima Petite by the Unique Sheep, something I've never tried before. I think that this will have to become a hat one of these days. And I have just the one skein, so I don't even have enough for a larger project.
I think I still have one package or two on the way, but can't for the life of me remember what they might be. Oh well, I'll find out when they get here. :)

And on another note, I'm participating in the Ravelympics this year, yay! I have two projects on the needles, and I'm not entirely sure if I can finish both in time, but we'll see. I have next week off from school, so I'm planning on doing lots of knitting then. And we'll be on the road for several hours this coming weekend, as we'll be driving to the husband's grandmothers 90th birthday party, so I'll have a few hours of uninterrupted knitting time. :)

Aaanyway, my first project is the Snapdragon Tam (ravel it) by Ysolda Teague in the beautiful Madelinetosh DK I got a while back. This yarn is just too soft and yummy for words. :)
I'm also making new socks with Noro Silk Garden sock yarn, and I'm hoping these will fit over my thick calces, so that they will be kneehighs when they grow up. :) I haven't gotten very far yet, but I love them already.


  1. That IS a great mail day!! Enjoy!

    Good luck with your Ravelmpic projects!

  2. Un beau vert émeraude ... à défaut de ne pas pouvoir s'offrir la pierre.
    Nice emeraude color, as longer we can'nt s'offrir. ( make a present for oneself ) the stone.
    My next knitting, change a part of a jaquet, that i have knitting with a wool who had been given to me. But it became long, long, long. So I baught another wool and I start again.
    soon in my blog * Béatrice De knitting*.

  3. villapeikko - onon, herkkuapa hyvinkin! :)

    Dorothy - I can't remember when I last got as much goodies in the mail all in one day. Probably never. The Ravelympics are so much fun, I don't even care if I don't reach the finish line. :)

    Béatrice - I just love the emerald color of the Pima Petite, it's one of my favorite colors. :)

  4. Oh how lovely!! What a coincidence, I got two boxes from Eat.Sleep.Knit today :) The Noro socks look lovely, can't wait to see all the stripes!

  5. Alexandra - I've gotten.. umm.. Three boxes from Eat.Sleep.Knit in the past couple of weeks.. Oops.

  6. In the last weeks... I've gotten quite a few too! Oops ;)