Sunday, April 15, 2007

Warning, this post may contain gratuitous yarn pictures

Fellow knitters and crafters I know you all appreciate the joy of receiving one of those lovely parcels in the post, you know the ones, a squashyness in the packet gives it away. On Saturday morning the children excitedly brought through a parcel with my name on it, they watched with baited breath and then confusion at my absolute joy as I fondled the contents. Sigh, they just don't get it, thank goodness I can share it here.

I won Heather's prize draw and this is my prize, a fabulous one, Piece of Beauty sock yarn. This yarn is gorgeous, so soft and the colours are so deep and rich. Thus far I have only knitted socks in Opal so this is a real treat for me and I cannot wait to cast on, but wait I must as I am still strongly practising project monogamy. Soon however, soon.

Right now I like to gaze at it and imagine how pretty it will look in my work basket, wrapped around bamboo needles, pleasing my senses. You all know what I am talking about, don't you? That wonderful yarn lust feeling, the early honeymoon period when still in the first throes of love for a new yarn, when you just have to stroke it once in a while.....

Thank you so much Heather, this was such a lovely surprise, you quite made my day.


Anonymous kim said...

Oooh, those colors are beautiful! I love your writing style. You so eloquently describe the knitter's psyche.

Sunday, April 15, 2007 4:55:00 pm  
Blogger Midsummer night's knitter said...

Heather is obviously a Special Person to let that yarn go ;0) - but what I really lik eis that p aper - if I could only get some fabric like it...

Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Nora said...

I understand you COMPLETELY!

Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:22:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

How lovely, and a great new yarn source to add to my list!

Monday, April 16, 2007 8:47:00 am  
Blogger jacqueline said...

you are so lucky! i have just finished a pair of socks with some piece of beauty yarn and i know exactly how much enjoyment you are in for.

ps. i also have that colourway waiting in my stash!

Monday, April 16, 2007 10:26:00 am  
Anonymous carol said...

Beautiful yarn and such a lovely colour. Enjoy knitting the socks.

Monday, April 16, 2007 6:16:00 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

That is so pretty, Heather chooses lovely gifts, you are so good if you can practice project monogamy.

India, I am sure you could find that print in fabric if you tried.

Monday, April 16, 2007 8:35:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

Oh, that is a lovely colour! I know I would be throwing all other projects (and drudgery like housework) to the winds just to get it on the needles, or in my case the sock machine. Now that I have made quite a few pairs of socks, I have a lot of leftover yarn, in small amounts. So I'm trying not to buy any more, but to use up what I have, which means a lot of stripy socks. My husband calls them "crazy socks".

Monday, April 16, 2007 11:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Sabine said...

congratulations, the color is beautiful. I hope we'll soon see the knitted socks and hear(read) about your experience.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 9:45:00 am  
Blogger Briana - Horse Hound Knit Spin said...

Really pretty colors! Did you fix the whole paragraph thing? If you go to the HTML edit area of your posting and type < br > (without the spaces, they wouldn't let me type it in the comment section)after where you want the paragraph or picture to end, like hitting the return key. You can also use it all by itself to put a space between paragraphs. If that already knew that info, you may, sorry. But I hope that helps. The compose area is a pain when it comes to the layout.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 12:24:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

What beautiful yarn, a great treat!

I'm so impressed at your ability to practise project monogamy. :0) That is so far away for me!

Sunday, April 22, 2007 4:54:00 pm  

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