Friday, April 13, 2007

A Good Yarn Day

When I got home yesterday, after a very dull meeting in Oklahoma City, I found a stack of packages waiting for me. Ok, two packages, but the contents were so great, it felt like more.

First up, I got the yarn I ordered from etsy seller WhiteWillow.

Merino laceweight for my International Scarf Swap pal:

I was a little afraid of winding 880 yards of laceweight, even with my ball winder and swift, but it wound into the most perfectly delicious little yarn cake with no snags, no tangles, nothing but smooth, gorgeous Neopolitan yarn.

And it is now being turned into this:

I also got the sock yarn I ordered, in "Sweet Tart". This stuff is beautiful!


And as if that wasn't enough, my package from my Lime and Violet Swap Pal arrived. It was stuffed full of treats--chocolate and exotic little goodies. And this funny ostrich pen that I took to my office before I took a photo.

But, best of all, it also contained yarn! And not just any yarn, but Piece of Beauty yarn. Thanks, LnV Pal! You are the best. This yarn is so pretty, I love the colors, and everything else in the package was perfect too.



Definitely a red-letter day for me!

25 comments:

Macoco said...

Red-letter day for sure! All of the yarn is beautiful.

Mia said...

Pretty yarns!!!

jayne said...

Hi Emma,

I'm glad you have a blog so that I can visit you back.

Thanks for your comment at my blog. I like the Blood Orange a lot too.

You have some beautiful yarny eye candy here. I love all of it, especially the Sweet Tart. My sisters and I used to call that pink/brown/white Napoleon ice cream. I still do.

Jen said...

All you yarn looks mighty yummy! I'm jealous! My yarn from WhiteWillow hasn't arrived yet. I'm super duper excited about it though! *peers into mailbox*

Love the chevron scarf! The greens just make it!

TracyKM said...

Oh, that pink laceweight is SO gorgeous! It's like how I imagined the Trekking sock yarn I posted about, to look like. So pretty but not too sweet. I have some pink Zephyr laceweight that I changed my mind about and I was thinking of overdyeing it. I wonder if I could get it to look like that? And the Sweet Tart, and the other one, are beautiful too! How wonderful to have such gorgeous yarns to use.
Thanks for visiting my blog! But how on earth did you find it? It amazes me sometimes how people find me, LOL.

Shelley said...

Look at all that yummy yarn! What a great day when packages arrive in the mail, eh?!

Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow!!! What else can one say? Wow!!!

Andrea said...

Ohhh... I love the colours.

monica said...

I love good mail days. All the yarn is gorgeous as is the scarf in progress. I had to go check out Piece of Beauty and of course just about everything is sold out, seems most of the indie dyers just cannot keep up with the demands of we sock knitters.

Rachel said...

oh wow...SO pretty. All of it. I can't wait for my gloss to arrive! I think Hedera might be the winner, but we'll see (and hopefully I'll have a working camera at that point)!

Cheryl said...

EMMA!! Where do I order that sock yarn? I want some of that, would you knit me up another pair of socks if I purchase it??

C

Carrie said...

Emma! You won the contest but I can't respond to your comment because Blogger doesn't give me your email address. There's a link on my blog, on the sidebar, with my email addy. Drop me a note from there so I can get you a prize!!!
All your new yarn is so pretty!

Nora said...

Love the beads!

Marianne said...

Mmmmmm, that's some beautiful yarns you've got there....Mmmmmm.

Knit and fall back in it said...

Oh, that scarf! You better not bring that to knitnite because I WILL steal it.

Knittingbeauty said...

Lots of beautiful yarn, I'm jealous!! And I have to say I laughed out loud to your Law and Order reference in your title!!

Michelle said...

An excellent mail day!
Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my chevron scarf! I'm really excited about it, and am glad it's still chilly here in Chicago so I can wear it a bit!blo

Brittany said...

The Sweet Tart looks edible! I'd love to see how that knits up.

peaknits said...

What great loot!! I need to get soe of that gorgeous neopolitan lace weight. Thanks for the tip:)

ruth said...

LOVE the sweet tart yarn - mouth dropped open in envy when I saw that! The rest of your loot looks great too.

LnV Secret Pal said...

Woo hoo! I am glad you got your package and you liked your yarn. I had to buy some for myself as well! I guess today is the Big Reveal... ;-)

Val said...

The sweet tart yarn is so cute!

BrownPants said...

Oh wow, that sweet tart yarn is divine!

Kara said...

Ooh, that sweet tart is to die for!

Brooke said...

Wow-wie! Your scarf looks gorgeous Dah-link! You chose the perfect beads- they give it such a pretty sparkle :) I'm glad you're enjoying it!

xo

P.S. Nice banner choice ;)