Last Thursday’s mail brought more yarn to replenish my charity stash. Even if I hadn’t received an e-mail about its impending arrival I would have known the box came from yarn fairy Sandi of MD because of the unique return address label.
“So much yarn, so little time.” – How True! lol
I giggled with glee when I discovered Sandi had set all the skeins of yarn on end so they look like generously iced cupcakes, or, considering DH and my preference, cups of swirled soft-serve ice cream! yum.
What next caught my attention, and probably yours, was the variegated yarn in the corner.
The neighboring skein of RHSS ‘Shocking Pink’ matches perfectly and I think I have an appropriate shade of blue and/or orange upstairs. cool.
With all the yarn that has passed through my hands in the past few years I’m surprised that I’ve never met this particular RHSS variegated before; it’s called ‘Black Light’.
I’m grateful for every one of my 30 beautiful ‘new’ skeins as this is the fuel the ripple machine runs on. – Thank You so Much, Sandi! – But I’m especially happy to have received some more neutrals, as I never seem to have enough of them.
Although not the typical ‘happy’ colors that we associate with young children, neutrals are have a big impact on the colors around them. Imagine this week’s ripple without the black, tan and/or cream.
There are a few more RHSS colors in the box: ‘Light Raspberry’, ‘Cornmeal’, and ‘Paddy Green’. The rest of the skeins are either unlabeled or have older names like Frank’s, KMart, Good Neighbor and Caron, which are all brands of Wintuk, or Malina and Dawn, which are both Sayelle. Thankfully, for both me and the kids, there seems to be an endless supply of these long discontinued yarns out in the world!
P.S. Sandi shared a very special newspaper article that I think you’ll enjoy reading. It celebrates the tenth anniversary of ‘Hugs and Stitches’, the charity craft group Sandi founded. Starting with just four members, the group now has over 30 and in the past year alone donated over 2000 handmade items to various local agencies. Impressive, to say the least. Congratulations and Best Wishes, Sandi! We raise our hooks in a salute.