Some of you have asked about the button on my side bar that says BP Autumn 2005. Rock Chick and Shobhana thought it would be fun to have a small swap among friends and that's what we did. I have already found some new friends in the group, as some participants were new to me.
Awhile back I sent a package to my BP giftee and this weekend I received a very, very nice package from the person gifting to me.
After picking up the mail and dropping my glasses and keys, I opened the package quickly. It was from far, far away and I love the yarny card and the pink paper she used to wrap the gifts.
Inside were so many wonderful, knitterly things! I love the little pen that says 'Get Knitted' and the tiny bar of soap, too. Both have been put to use. See the chocolate. It still looks just like that. I'm saving it, savoring it, for a very special day...the kind of day when you need something extra special. This is my favorite chocolate and one of the bars is full of nuts! Grrl, I love me some nuts 'n chocolate!
But, the 'icing on the cake' is the yarn. There is Opal sock yarn in a color of blue that I love, love, love. Not only was I dying of curiousity to see what the yarn would do, but it spoke loudly and clearly....Start Socks Now! So I did...my easy sock with the Picot edge.
The other yarn was a kid mohair, a soft and lovely yarn in colors that make me smile. I've never seen this yarn from Australia called Kaalund. I've been wanting to knit with a mohair lace weight and I'm just thrilled!
Some yarns come with a vision, don't you know? Have you ever had that happen with you meet a new yarn? This yarn told me it could become the most beautiful lace scarf, just perfect to wear over a sweater. I could see it...knit and finished around my neck. A quick look through some patterns produced a lace scarf by Nancy Bush that was inspired by Estonian lace. It's called just that, 'Estonian Lace' from the Fall 2001 IK. This will be my next lace project. Thank you, My Better Pal, for such thoughtful and lovely gifts! You are truly the best.
The auction for Oliver brought in over $300.00! One of the canvases was very sought after, it seems. How exciting to be a part of giving this darling boy a set of 'Wheels' so he can get around in style. You can still donate to his cause by clicking the Oliver button on my side bar. Go Oliver!
Don't forget, there is still Lorna's Laces Lullaby yarn to be gifted to commenter #7000. Just over 300 comments to go...the yarn could be yours!