I did just receive the most amazing and impressive and totally overwhelming package from SweetPea16! I have been totally knocked off my feet by this lovely, lovely box of goodies. Here are some photos.
The fabled yellow box and a quick peek at the total contents:
Close ups of the non-fiber goodies. A notebooks - a whole gosh-darned notebook - of lovely lace patterns (one of which is already on the needles, more on that later), two sets of circs for lace knitting, a kitchener stitch dogtag, a mini sock blocker (with a pattern for the mini socks - also on the needles…), a very cute sheep bank who will hold my stash money for me, a gorgeous double-stick shawl pin, and (best of all) postcards and stickers made from Eva’s own photographs. I’ve already framed my fave and have it on my desktop as I type. Don’t tell my mother, but I took her photo’s frame and now I’m looking at wool instead of her…
The Fibery goodness: Knit Picks Shadow in Vineyard (because my swapee knew I hadn’t used it yet), two fab sock yarns: Regia Medina in blues, browns, and greens (It is the Jazz Stripes colorway.) and (something I’ve never seen before) Wollbutt (snort!) in amazing seaglass colors - just perfect, Eva, as well as two different lux lace yarns from Colourmart - one angora-wool and one cashmere-wool!, and ***best of all*** some of Eva’s own handspun. Wait. You need to see a close up of this:
It is amazing. Beautiful blues and greens with just the hint of sparkle. It’s the one I’ve already cast on, of course, in one of the lace patterns Eva sent. I was torn between just admiring it in it’s skeined-up goodness or getting in my fingers. The fingers won out. Eva thinks it is not soft, but oh, is she wrong. It feels just divine. It will soon be Seafoam Lace as the colors just cry out for a sea-ish kind of lace, don’t you think? It is the most generous gift - to send someone your own handspun - and I will cherish this fibery goodness.
Thank you so much, Eva. Now, let’s get going on the lace mini-kal, shall we?