The Saddening End

Posted on 1, October 2008 by

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I despise good-byes. Saying “See you later!” or “Bunny hugs!” are the greetings I like to use. Today in the packages (I am always doing one-on-one swaps), my husband said that there was a box I had to come home and open. During the ride home, I wondered what the package would contain. The box was from my Secret Pal 12 Spoiler, Jenny, and she is Tuabella on Ravelry!! So here I present the pretty photos in the (sniff) final package…
The Box and the initial openingpaddingA warren in my box!
Are these little guys awesome or WHAT? I absolutely love them. And no, the fur-kids are NOT allowed near them. Goodness knows what they might do in retaliation. Jenny sent more chocolate treats, and this time she sent treats for the fur-kids too! 🙂
There is a fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness' -- Dave BarrypaddingRollinispaddingCarrot CrunchiespaddingWildberry Drops
Just when I think she had spoiled me rotten, Jenny sent more sweet yarn that one could bite into. The Shady Haven’s Fiber Designs Hand-dyed Alpaca not only is softer than can be expected, but the hand-dyed colorway is gorgeously screaming “VA Tech” to me. The idea of using this colorway with the raspberry Fleece Artist BFL 2/8 in my stash to make Knitty’s Tempest hit me like a brick. The Spindle City sock yarn in “Out of the Blue” is a beautiful merino/nylon blend that I want to make into a pair of Drunken Bees by Domesticat. The Blackberry Ridge laceweight beckons to be made into a shawl. I am thinking Sagittaria Shawl for these skeins!
Shady Haven's Fiber Designs Hand-dyed AlpacapaddingSpindle City Sock YarnpaddingBlackberry Ridge Laceweight
Thank you, Jenny for everything. You made this summer round of Secret Pal a fun one! And you will probably laugh but I am sooooo glad you are a Barack Obama supporter!
My beautiful and (sniff) final package!

Now the final set of questions for Secret Pal 12:

If you were told you could never again buy yarn, would would your last yarn purchase be?
All the yarn in the world! Honestly, I would buy several kilograms of vicuna.

If you were told you could never knit again, what would be the last thing you’d knit?
The Bias Fair Isle Pullover or the Alice Starmore Irina Pullover.

In a given year, how many times do you buy yarn?
Too much to count. I seem to purchase yarn at least twice a week.

And what is your favorite place to buy yarn from? A festival? A shop? Online?
Dish your favorite places!!

There is no set favorite place because I purchase yarn from everywhere — Ravelry/Wordpress destashes; Sheep and Wool festivals in MD/NY; LYS like Island Yarn Company, WEBS, Mind’s Eye Yarns, and Fresh Purls; online shops like Sonny & Shear and The Sweet Sheep plus all the Etsy shops too!

Lastly, with Fall in full swing in many areas, what is the one thing you look forward to most?
Meeting up with my fellow knitterly friends! =:8

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