This arrived in the mail today. I know what is in it (addi clicks). And I can't have it until Christmas. ARGH.
Another package came today (one that was a complete surprise) from my friend Julia in Maryland. I haven't had a ton of contact with her for the past few years (which totally sucks, because Julia is awesome), but she's been reading my blog and sent me two skeins of really amazing yarn. It is from a friend of hers who raises alpacas, and lemme tell you, these photos do not do the yarn justice at all. This stuff is softer than any alpaca yarn I've ever touched, and it is just gorgeous. It has the sheen of silk. Details, Julia, I need details! Also, I gotta say, I REALLY like it when people send me random yarn in the mail. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Also arriving recently is the following:
Two skeins of Cascade Eco + to make a cute little sweater for me:
A few skeins of Rowan Lima in Guatemala (dark purple) and Cuzco (lighter purple):
This photo really shows off the knitted construction of the yarn. I can't wait to knit with this stuff, because it truly looks fabulous. I've never worked with a knitted (rather than plied) yarn before. Supposedly it is extremely lofty, yet quite warm (there's some alpaca in there).
And, adding to the insanity, I started on the baby stuff. I'm making a Snug (rav link, also a free pattern) for my friend Josephine's baby, using Paton's Shetland Highlands Variegated. It's pretty, soft and machine washable.
I love the way the ball looks.
And I have another baby project that I'll need to get done by the 26th, AND the yarn hasn't arrived yet. Hmm. This could be interesting.