Saturday, 7 June 2008

A Pretty Prize

Last month I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous prize from the fabulous Queen of the Froggers

The prize contained some really gorgeous skeins of hand-carded mix of Alpaca, Merino wool, Mohair and Tencel, that Lin had spun, the skeins are so pretty and soft my photos do not really give the yarn the justice they deserve

I'm looking forward to making something with this and thought maybe a neck scarf would be rather nice, (helps to cover a wrinkly neck too, lol)

Lin's parcel also contained a lovely wooden drop spindle, I have never spun yarn before, I have seen it done at craft shows and I am rather intrigued by the process, so I have a couple of books on order to hopefully point me in the right direction so I can give it a try. Lin also very kindly sent me some of her unspun yarn for me to have a go with
Thank you so much for the goodies Lin, they really are lush. and if you don't already read her blog, do head over there now to Queen of the Froggers, and I just know you will love her blog, as much as I do.

On my knitting news I have now finished the main body part of Enchant, and it is already to be pressed and I have started the rather lengthy process of the edging, I also have very nearly finished the Solstice Slip socks, so hopefully next post I shall have at least one F.O to show.

Talking of STR, the third kit has now arrived, The yarn is simply gorgeous and the pattern is one that I am looking forward to making too. I have hidden the picture behind the link, as I am not sure if everyone who is expecting the kit, has received theirs yet

Well I am off now to get on with some knitting, DB is out, doing work on the motorbike, so I have a peaceful afternoon with my knitting to look forward to, Ahhh Bliss :)


belaybunny said...

oh wow, lucky you ;) I'm sure you'll have lots of fun!!

Queen of the froggers said...

I am so glad you like the yarn. It is hard to know what to do with small yardages thought isn't it. I seem to knit cowls all the time!

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

oooh lovely parcel....small yardage is made for cowls or hats.
I hope enjoy spinning, a drop spindle is on my long list too.
Linz xx

RoxyKnits said...

Well done you! What a lovely parcel ;)

Look forward to seeing pics of Enchant soon!

Hope you enjoyed your afternoon of peaceful knitting.

Kat said...

I am so so desperate to join the socks that rock club, does anyone know when it opens for membership?? All the sock yarns I keep seeing are fabulous!

blog-blethers said...

What beautiful yarn!

And looking forward to seeing Enchant...

CurlyBrunette said...

Wow, your Solstice Slip look great! Thats one pair I still havent finished yet! I think its all the cables that get me annoyed. Great to see you are blogging again. I was the same way with my blog.