Monday, July 28, 2008

Mail Call

Well, I may not have done much damage on my birthday shopping spree, but the mailman hasn't forgotten me. See, I've been doing a bit of "reinvesting" and here's what I have to show for it so far.

Today I received this lovely package from Sonny & Shear.

Sonny & Shear order

Claudia's Handpainted SockMiss Babs Yummy

They do such a lovely job of packaging their orders that you feel like it's a gift even if you've ordered it for yourself. I got a hank of wonderfully soft Miss Babs Yummy Monochrome in "Verdegris", some Claudia's Handpainted in "Shells on the Beach", and a couple of Cookie A. patterns. (Since this is, as you know, the summer of socks!) Along with the beautifully wrapped yarn, I received a few tea-bags and a note from Kris. Very sweet!

For some time now, I have been admiring the work of Ruth at Knitting on Impulse. She uses her nature photographs as an inspiration in choosing colors for her hand-dyed yarn. After oohing and aahing for months, I finally (in the midst of pre-travel anxiety and a slight misunderstanding of currency conversion) placed an order. I'm so glad I did!

Impulse of Delight

The green yarn is a 2-ply Bluefaced Leicester called "New Spruce 2". It is super soft and will most likely become a lacy scarf. The other is a Superwash Sock yarn called "Summer Grass". She comes up with tempting new colors frequently as well as plenty of beautiful photography.

Thanks for all your kind birthday wishes!!


sophanne said...

Ruth is pretty amazing. I love the places that make the items you order presents for self.

I think I was recovering from vacation when i read your black dress with shawl wrapped over it post. I wanted to say that you look absolutely stunning!

Anonymous said...

Sonny and Shear is a great place to do business.
I got lost over at Ruth's.Wow that is some amazing stuff!

Liz said...

Nice Score! I had 2 skeins of Miss Babs sportweight in Verdigris in my hands at the Midwest Fiber Fest a week ago...and I put it back because it was the last booth I visited. Now of course I'm regretting it!

Lydee said...

I love, love, love the colors of the knitting on impulse yarn. I could just sit and stare at the yarn and accompanying pictures....

knittinwolf said...

What beautiful yarns! I've never ordered from Sonny and Shear..I'll have to check it out now! hugs

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Good Yarns said...

I LOVE, LOVE the green sock yarn. It speaks to me, sings to me and tells me I need to hold it.