Feeling the happy.
Of course when you get a lovely package in the mail, it can't help but lift your spirits. The generous and thoughtful Suzanne offered to send me the Yarn Harlot's "At Knit's End" (very funny and eerily true) for yapping so much on her blog (Go console her on the loss of her computer it really sucks when that happens.) and it seems a few more goodies made their way into the box before it hit the post. Some oh so tasty, very dark chocolate (A drink of good peppermint tea and a small bite of dark chocolate are the best kind of dessert.), a ribbon stick for Girly (She loved it, if I could have gotten a non-blurred picture of her playing with it you could see the big smile lighting up her little face, no better cure for a cold.) a postcard folio book of Ansel Adams black and white nature photography (Fabulous, I love his work, you can have a look here.) and some beautiful, luscious yarns.
I couldn't get any decent pictures inside, so out we went to use the snow as a colour highlight. From the left; Cherry Tree Hill fun fur (amazingly soft, will be boa for Girly), Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton Silk, (gorgeous, soft, silky, light, love this stuff), Cascade Quatro Peruvian Wool (Girly likes the colours and wants a long warm pink scarf, this fits the bill perfectly. It's soft and the colours will grow with her.), Steadfast Fibers in their Sedona colourway (my favourite and so gorgeous) and two balls (only one pictured) of Cherry Tree Hill 100% Alpaca fingering weight yarn (love the feel of this).
The Steadfast Fibers (I've linked here because they have really good pictures of the yarns, there are others who sell it too.) goes beautifully with some Freedom Spirit (pictured here) yarns I bought Saturday at our yarn store. I'm thinking a little sweater for Girly. The Sedona would be the collar, button band and a nice edging around the bottom. It would really brighten up the Freedom Spirit and bring out the oranges in it.
Also on Saturday, I bought some Kroy fingering weight sock yarns to make Eunny's Endpaper Mitts.
Although I think the Cherry Tree Hill red looks really good with the Kroy deep brown and would make fabulous Anemoi Mitts. I don't think the red and brown would make good Endpaper Mitts since they are too close in colour to really show off such a small colourwork pattern, but the Anemoi is a larger motif and the colours would set each other off beautifully and the stranded Alpaca would make them really warm and soft.
To top it all off, signs of spring are showing up everywhere. My Tamarack's needle buds are swelling. Hurrah, for Spring!
Tomorrow some questions answered.