Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Love my friends!

Without my friends I would be lost.... the gals that I talk with, share with, laugh with, care about & know that they care about me. Many of you are spread across the country & beyond. And I cherish you just as much as if you lived next door. Thank goodness for the internet, most of you feel as if you are right next door! If only! :) 

So I say thank you to each & every one of you! Sending some big hugs to all!!

And speaking of friends.... Jessi sent me a most awesome late birthday package! I like 'em all, early ones, on time ones & yes even the late ones, pressies are good to get any time! Right? Yep!
Take a look at the lovelies that Jessi sent...

Gorgeous handdyed purple yarn!!!! A cute zippered pouch filled with yummy goodies & a little bitty tin with the cutest purple & lime stitch markers. Thank you soooooooo much Jessi!! I just love it all, & the yarn is just so "me". I don't know what it will be yet, but I know it will be something just for me!


I got another package that included some scrumptious yarn recently too! My friend Kata sent me this lovely green mix handdyed yarn, she dyed it just for me. It's gorgeous Kata!! Thank you sweets! And it was well worth the wait. :)  You know I love ya! Yarn or no yarn.... 

And here is my latest handspun yarn.  Lovely soft Alpaca/Merino from Upstream Alpacas called Rosebud.



I ended up with 223 yards of sport/dk weight, soft & squishy yarn. I tried spinning this roving a little different. I split the roving in half lengthwise. Then took one half & spun it just like that, with very long repeats. The other half I split into smaller & smaller strips so it would have shorter repeats. Then I plied them together. It think it will knit up really interesting. Some of it will be striped & some will be more blended.

So much yarn, so little time....

6 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

I'm glad you like everything! :) I'm just glad I finally got my act together and got birthday presents out. lol I didn't used to be this scatterbrained. Or no one told me, anyhow. snol

Grace said...

I don't know what to gush over first, everything is so incredible and the handspun is to die for CAN NOT WAIT TO see it knitted up!!!

Packages large and small are always wonderful!!!

Channon said...

I'm with Grace... it's all quite lovely, but that handspun/fiber is incredible! Reminds me of the polwarth I got last year... which I need to knit ASAP if I really want it to be a Christmas shawl!

Nichole said...

OMG - talk about Yarn p0rn! Love it all.. you lucky gal!

Gnat said...

The handspun is GORGEOUS!!! The purple yarn is lovely too!

gypsyknits said...

Stunning! I hear needles clicking...:)