The Saddening End
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…
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! 🙂
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!
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!
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
I just purchased my first knitting book in Swedish by a woman called Nina Sagulin…it is called Sticka which is knitting in Swedish, lol! Glad to see you and the furry guys are well and I am such a bad blog visitor. I am determined to knit socks before the end of the year…so far we have had about 40 attempts and no successes. That looked like a fun outing…Bring it over here, nexttime 🙂
I really hope I get to come out to Stitches East this year and we can see one another again. 🙂
Yay! I’m SO glad you liked everything – it’s been a great round for me, too!!
Thanks again for the great package! Bunny hugs to you too – although I hope we keep in touch on an ongoing basis now!
Oh my gosh, such great surprises. I absolutely adore those little knit bunnies. I want to try to make them myself, but I’m terrible at knitting. I have crocheted, but now I’m wondering if I’ll be able to make them. I will certainly try. Kudos to your “secret santa” for surprising you with them. She is very talented. *Bunny Hugs* all the way around. 🙂
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