About a week ago I received a message in Ravelry from Lisa of Tennessee, aka lanale, of ‘Coastal Craze’ fame. She wanted to give me some yarn for charity blankets and wondered whether I had any color preferences.
Like always, I told her that I use Any and All colors in my ripples. – If you’ve visited alottastitches for a while, or have ever scanned my Ravelry project page, you know just how true that is! – But I also mentioned that I would appreciate any “in-between colors”, – Please pardon the technical art jargon. lol – like: Olive, Chartreuse, Teal, Turquoise, Bright Purple, Red Violet, Fuchsia, Watermelon, Coral, Rust, Mocha and Taupe.
Well, the box arrived from JoAnn.com on Tuesday.
Let’s find out what all is in there, shall we?
O.K. I’m stunned.
Never in a million years would I expect anyone to give me every color on my Wish List, let alone double and triple skeins of each!!
Since I primarily crochet with vintage brands and Red Heart Super Saver, the Vanna’s Choice colors are a particularly nice treat!
I know I’m going to enjoy including ‘Olive’,
but I’m really looking forward to playing with ‘Wild Berry’.
What a gorgeous shade!! drool. lol
My old friend, RHSS, gave me a nice surprise. . .
‘Amethyst’ and ‘Real Teal’ happen to match a variegated yarn that’s been in my charity stash for a loong time. – I went running up to the attic to get it right after I opened the box. -
There’s 12 ounces of it, easily enough to accent two or three ripples, each with its own striping design.
I wonder how many more such matches I’ll be able to make with this beautiful assortment.
Although I’m anxious to start playing with my new yarn, and you’re anxious to see what I do with it, as a way to make more time for a new charity project, wash cloths for kids in Haiti!, I’m going to finish several blankets that I’ve already designed first. Such amazing restraint, Linda. How do you do it?!?! lol.
P.S. The charity group’s leader, LA, and I keep in touch through emails. This is what she had to say yesterday when I told her about this wonderful gift: “Wow! I am always humbled when people do as this woman has by ordering and purchasing the yarn for you! That is fantastic and another beautiful “ripple” in this program. An idea that just continues to spread like a stone thrown into a pond. The ripples of everyone who feels that tug in their heart to help… it just makes my heart smile! Simply amazing!!”
I totally agree – but she said it better than I ever could.