Friday, 16 November 2007

A little brightness to cheer things up a bit

So the previous post was lovely muted greens, greys and blues. Well, how about this to brighten things up a little ...

Amazingly gloriously purple isn't it? This fabulous creation is from the International Scarf Exchange, from my lovely secret pal Rhonda.

But I'm getting ahead of myself ...

My parcel arrived earlier in the week, but due to the fact that the Royal Mail delivers to my street at 1045am (I mean, who is in then?) it veered off before it got through my door and went to stay with some other parcels in the Sorting Office. Unfortunately the sorting office is not in a nice part of town, so I had to wait until it was either light (unlikely at this time of year) or husband was available for driving duties before i could go and get it. but when I did ...


ooh, the dilemma. It was wrapped in christmas paper, and said happy holidays - should I wait until December 25 to open it?

nah! of course not! And look at the many reasons why I should have ripped open the packaging

... gosh, I am lucky aren't I? A loverly skein of Manos cotton yarn in the brightest of all reds, some delicious sounding herbal teas (to calm me down when I get too excited about my knitting - yes, it does happen), and look, look, some Bertie Botts every flavour beans - ISE5 pal you are marvellous. I still haven't found these in the UK, so I was so pleased (yes, I know, small things amuse small minds - hee!) - these will be saved until I spend time with my little (well, 25) brother, and then I think a game of jelly bean russian roulette might be in order ... earthworm flavour anyone???

You can't really see (unbelievably it was too sunny for photos. Mind you, it was also below freezing) but I also got a gorgeous little bird stitch marker, which is now helpfully marking the middle of my Kiri shawl, and a very cute ceramic sheep.


Oh, and I mustn't forget this lucky little chap

But now to the scarf, and what a scarf it is. It is in a gorgeous soft silky yarn, which drapes amazingly, and I absolutely love the viney lace pattern. In fact, I think lace patterns in thicker yarns are fast becoming my favourite thing, so Rhonda, you must be a mind reader. I could effuse about this beautiful object all day, but I have knitting to do, so I will go and wrap myself in it and leave you with a gratuitous scarf shot. enjoy!

5 comments:

Rooie said...

Oooh, you're the lucky one who got that gorgeous purple scarf! I was admiring that one a lot when it was posted on the ISE5 blog.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I am so so so happy you're pleased. I know you like colors from nature and hoped that Iris (just like my garden flowers) was one of them. The yarn is JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk and I think I forgot to tell you that in my note. This scarf wrap was a joy to knit too. It's on my own Wish List. LOL, to the jelly beans and the game you'll have with your Bro. I read about them on your blog and of course ... I had to find them. BTW, I'm a Harry Potter fan also, but just started book 7 this week. (I had to knit first, right?) ;-)

Do have some Happy Holidays!

trashalou said...

Aaah! Crafty Librarian, you are so lucky. That is one beautifully coloured scarf!

Marg B said...

You lucky thing!!! I was so hoping it might be mine when I saw it posted but if it couldn't be for me, I'm glad it went to one of the hard-working ISE hostesses.

bj the knit newbie said...

I thought I would reveal myself to you and would like to know if you have received your package that I mailed a few weeks ago. I'm your SP11 pal!!