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.
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!
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!!