Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The blanket lives!

I've had to ignore the urge to crochet for almost a week, since a certain pair of podcasters (Nicole and Jenny -- "Yay!") had let me know that they'd each be sending some of their own leftovers my way. Since I want some overall colour unity in my finished blanket, I had to set aside enough of my own leftovers so I could use those colours throughout. And I didn't want to go too far before beginning to incorporate some of the yarns that were headed my way. But now I can resume, because this box arrived this morning!


Is there anything lovelier than a box filled with yarn (that has your name on it and is delivered right to your door)? I'm so excited! Not only because I can work on my blanket again, but because this is a whole new set of colours (compare the pink/gold/orange/purple to my own dark greens, blues, darker pinks, and beiges) and a bunch of yarns that are completely new to me. I've never used Lamb's Pride before! I know it's very common south of the border, but I've never even seen it in Canada. And -- but wait, there's more! -- I'm relieving Nicole of some yarn that she no longer wanted, so it's a win-win situation. Hooray! Thanks again, Nicole. I'll be a happy hooker tonight!

7 comments:

gleek said...

:) i can't wait to see how this blanket progresses.

meegiemoo said...

A LYS in Dartmouth NS sells Lamb's Pride. It comes in some great colours. I used it to make my "meathead" hat and it's a very soft hat - not itchy at all.

nicole said...

You're welcome! I am so glad that it will be put to good use. I am terribly excited to see how it works in your blanket.

regina said...

What lovely colors! You're going to be a very BUSY hooker, aren't you? I'm loving that blanket. Even though some mutual friends of ours have a strong dislike of crochet, i have fond mom-associations with it. In fact, my dad still has some throws and afghans my mother crocheted back in the day.

Knitting Mama said...

Isn't mail fun?

Can't wait to see the progress!

Daphne said...

I love those destashers, and Lamb's Pride. I did just add some LP bulky to my own stash -- but it was for a specific project and Seth is supposed to knit it. Yeah, that's not going to happen. Maybe I should crochet it instead...

Alisha said...

That yarn is great!! Your blanket is going to be beautiful.

I will admit that I must have Cadbury Egg super powers cause I was drawn to the one that you can just see in the bowl in the back ground. I could hunt them out of anywhere....shame they are only around once a year LOL