I was participating in Zoe’s Yarn in a Tea Cup Swap and my lovely partner Suzanne totally spoiled me. Look! She sent Koigu! Very excited, I’ve never knit with Koigu before. I know, I know, it’s Canadian, I’m Canadian, how did happen? Well, it’s just not available in the area and every time I find a place that sells it online, its sold out.
Here are picis of all the wonderful goodies.
The chocolate? Amazing! Years ago my friend and I would get a craving and be crossing the border at three in the morning to go to AM/PM in Blaine for Dove ice cream bars. The border guard thought we were a bit sad but that’s okay. Now I have a whole bar of that chocolate! Okay, not a whole bar anymore, ’cause I already ate some. Hey, at least I took the picture before I ripped it open!
Suzanne also sent me lovely tea time napkins and a box of Black Ceylon tea with Vanilla in it. It smells wonderful.
Here’s another pici of the cup so you can see how pretty it is. Please ignore the dust & pollen. This is out on the deck and let’s be honest, the house is lucky if it gets dusted so we’re not even going to talk about the furniture on the deck getting a regular dusting. Now that I’ve show the world this I do feel a bit obligated to maybe tidy that up a bit. Mom’s shaking her head right now thinking “That is NOT how I raised you!”
Thank you so much Suzanne! You have exquisite taste in yarn, teacups, and of course chocolate.
I also want to get your opinion about this:
I’ve knit a second sleeve using Leanne’s suggestion of using two skeins. I took it even further and actually worked from three and four skeins. The orginal sleeve is on the left and the new on is on the right. I used a lot less of the really dark almost black colour and tried to make the stripes longer and shorter than the standard repeat was in the skein. That and make the colours appear out of order. What do you think?
I’m lucky that I don’t find SWS to be itchy like Danielle does but I am worried about how well it will wear and how bad it may pill. We shall see I suppose. Oh, and Jenny, we can totally hook you up and get you knitting, I promise. We are always looking to bring more people over to the dark side! It all starts with a scarf or a dishcloth and then, before you know it, boom, you have stash.