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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Feeling the happy.

Girly is on the mend. The fever has mostly gone. Just a very slight one at night now. The sneezing and "Blow my nose." phase is still going strong though and probably will for another day or two. Thank you for all the healing thoughts and vibes heading our way. We appreciate them.

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.


  • Nice package of treats and goodies! I am trying to decide what to make with my Pima Silk yarn in red.

    By Anonymous paula, at 10:20 AM, March 13, 2007  

  • Oooh, that is a spirit-lifting package! Good stuff! So glad the wee one is feeling better. :)

    By Blogger Sus, at 10:54 AM, March 13, 2007  

  • I'm so glad to hear that your little one is on the mend. Sick kids always seem so pitiful.

    That is a wonderful package! All the yarn and the softness and the colors - Hurray for you! I love "At Knit's End" . . . so spot on. Makes me laugh everytime.

    By Blogger Kristy, at 10:59 AM, March 13, 2007  

  • That's a whole lotta happy! What wonderful treasures - I love Knit's End, too. Great to dip into here and there. :0)

    By Blogger Charity, at 1:53 PM, March 13, 2007  

  • Glad Girly is on the mend... no fun...

    Look at that haul- wow! So much good stuff in there!

    By Anonymous frecklegirl jess, at 12:01 AM, March 14, 2007  

  • So glad Girly is feeling better. It is so sad when little ones are sick.
    What a great package! The Pima Cotton Silk is so nice to work with. I love your colour choices for Eunny's patterns. They are going to be incredible.
    Yay for Spring!

    By Blogger Miss Scarlett, at 1:44 AM, March 14, 2007  

  • Oh what a nice package to get in the mail and cheer up your day!

    By Blogger Rhonda, at 7:41 AM, March 14, 2007  

  • Such an awesome package that you've received - now, how great is that? I totally adore all that yarn, these colours are beautiful! And hey, I can't wait to see your Anemoi Mitts, they're going to be gorgeous in these colours!

    By Anonymous Dipsy, at 1:21 AM, March 15, 2007  

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