Funny, I was here, yet, I didn’t hear the postman – Usually there’s a loud THUD whenever he drops a box on our front porch or I hear the truck pull in if he leaves something by the garage. – so it was a complete surprise when DH brought in a box the other night.
I’m doubly surprised because, although I’ve been on the lookout for packages arriving from my latest yarn fairies, I wasn’t expecting one from my earliest one. I’ve received yarn from Sandi in Maryland since June of 2011!! – Sandi, can you believe it has been three years?! – Back then I called her the ‘ Yarn Lady ‘. Now she even has a Yarn Fairy on her address label. So cute, sitting on a big ball of yarn!
O.K., so I didn’t wait for you to get here – I already opened the box. But I didn’t take more than the littlest of peeks. lol
Sandi packs in so much yarn, her boxes actually bulge a little. The easiest way to get a look at everything inside is to unceremoniously dump it!
Of course, wanting to see what’s underneath, I immediately tweeked the skeins! lol
Ooooh, there are some pretty blues and greens under there!
It looks like Sandi’s included a complete ripple ‘kit’ for me.
I’m amazed that, with the huge amount of yarn that I’ve gone through since I started making charity blankets, I still come across brands that are new to me, like ‘Pop ‘n Yarn’
and ‘Fiesta’. Not Red Heart Fiesta, just ‘Fiesta’.
It’s paper band boldly declares it a SPECIAL VALUE at 68¢, but the little white sticker tells us Woolworth’s sold it for only 66. lol.
A few other vintage skeins are headed to my charity wool stash,
including this one from Red Heart, which has a special little heart-shaped metal charm that reads, ” Start Knitting Here “.
Twenty-five minutes into this recent Ready, Set, Knit! podcast, Kathy and Steve of Webs talk about how SMC Yarns now marks the starting end by taping it to a yarn’s label. Interesting how many new ideas are actually quite old.
Thanks to Sandi I’m fully prepared for Halloween,
Valentine’s Day 2015,
and. . . well, whatever holiday is represented by blues, greens and a crayon box variegated. lol.
Thank You, Sandi. Thank you for sending so many Fun Colors! I’m sure the little kids will love each blanket, Halloween or otherwise, that I make with the Vivid Oranges in particular.
Now comes the challenge of getting everybody back into the box.
Well, done except for a few whites. lol
No, nooo. . . It feels terribly wrong to cover up so many pretty colors. groan.
I promise, they’ll remain hidden for only the few minutes it takes for me to get this box up into our attic