I swear I must know my secret pal in “real life” or something, because she knows exactly what to get me. I just got my July package today and I love it! First up some fingering weight handpainted wool:
What else did she get me? Something that matches what I’m knitting right now so well that it’s scary.
Aren’t those stitch markers cute!? And red!! How perfect, they go with my minisweater. The light red yarn is the bamboo I dyed to soften up the wool. It’s working, but I think I could have gone with four strands of the bamboo, the stuff is incredibly thin. I dyed the bamboo lighter than the wool so it would brighten things up and give an overall heathered effect. So far I’m loving the look of it. Don’t tell anyone though, but I never unraveled the yarn into a hank before dyeing. I just placed both tiny skeins into a bowl of dye, yep I got lucky!
My other yarn is still drying outside. I’m not sure how I feel about the color; I left it a little longer than I had wanted to because some telemarketer called…sigh. But here it is:
I really hope this matches the soysilk!
My lovely pal also got me a cute pink bag for my knitting and a little tape measure, but I couldn’t get a good pic of them. I’ll try again tomorrow and upload them.
I still haven’t sent my July package to my pal; she never posted what I sent her last month and I’m not quite sure what to send her this time. I have a few things I’ve picked up here and there, but I still don’t feel I have enough. I tried getting her something today and the Haddonfield Arts and Craft fair, but to let’s just say I was underwhelmed. Hopefully I’ll find something soon.