Thursday, August 23, 2007

Good Mail Week

I got a lot of great stuff in the mail this week. A lot.

First off, a wonderful package from the fabulous one-skein-wonder. Lovely pinky-peachy yarn she spun herself, laceweight merino beautifully dyed by herself, Blue-Faced Leicester dyed by Spunky Eclectic and two more braids of BFL dyed by OSW. Plus a long-coveted sheepy tape measure. Could I be any more spoiled? Thank you so much Lauren!

Next, I needed to make some room on my knitting bookshelf, so I offered up the really nice Cables Untangled by Melissa Leapman. It's a lovely book, just nothing in there I couldn't find elsewhere in my library. So Bad Amy thought she'd like a crack at it. Oh, just send me any fiber you care to part with, I replied breezily. Look what came in the mail today! Tons, just tons, of blended wools and a couple of silk cocoons. I'm gonna get around to those other cocoons you sent me Amy, really I am! I'm seriously considering stopping this trading business. I end up feeling so guilty every time. People are constantly sending me way more than I send them! Thanks, Amy!

Finally, this little bit of heaven. It's batts blended by the extremely knowlegeable and talented Abby. It's carded of fine wool (BFL and merino), tussah silk, and camel and yak down. Bet you wish you could get your hands on it, eh? Lay off, 'cause it's mine, all mine! Lord, help me to spin a decent lace weight!

Guess I'm gonna be a little busy spinning!


Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

That last one . . . wouldn't that feel good on your . . . hush my mouth!

Elizabeth said...

OOOOOHHHHH! Luscious! Good stuff in the mail, for sure.

Rebel said...

Is it just me or does that last bit of roving look like two loaves of bread? Just me? Ok then!

All that fiber looks absolutely lucious!

Batty said...

Wow. What a great fiber week!

Bad Amy said...

Not much beats a good mail week! I'm happy the roving has a good home, it was feeling rather neglected in my fiber closet. ;)