23 October 2007

Am I Lucky or What?!

I mean, really, I got the perfect Secret Pal gift: green laceweight alpaca. And once I got past drooling over the alpaca, I found all the other really cool stuff in the box, too!
Like a nifty little neckwarmer (I couldn't get a good picture of it, so I'm gonna have to wait for the hubby to do his photo magic), cool little stacking boxes to hold my beads (because you can never have too many places to put beads, don'tcha know!), fun little pens, lavender bath gel (I love lavender!), candy, tea...it was too much fun to open it.

It was definitely the highlight of my day!

Oh, and I might have already broken into the laceweight to do a beaded Muir swatch! Here's a little photo teaser.

I'm afraid it's a bit difficult to see the beads on it. I'll have a full beaded chart up this weekend, but for now, have fun with the swatch chart! :)

And in other news...
AgnesB finished her Muir! Isn't it lovely!?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting yarny stuff in the mail is always nice. The beads on that Muir swatch are beautiful!

5:21 AM  
Blogger NH Knitting Mama said...

Wow, lucky you!

5:24 AM  
Blogger Laritza said...

Oh! those packages are so much fun!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Romi- Did I see a Ritter Sport in there?

That's a great idea to do a Muir with beads, I'm bead obsessed!

6:42 AM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

So, so pretty!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Very nice gifts!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Secret Pal said...

Ah Ha.. Now I am going to have to knit the Muir with beads on it. Luckily for me the yarn store is next to the bead store. What type of beads do you like btw?

10:06 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Oh, wow--beads? I just finished spinning a skein of alpaca/silk which turned out pretty well, and I'm thinking of using it for a Muir. Beads would be really pretty with it...

10:07 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Fun! I really should do Secret Pal next time....

12:51 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Yet another reason to want to be Rosemary when I grow up.

I totally want the beaded Muir Chart.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Cookie said...

What a lovely package. I think Muir with beads would be wonderful.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...


6:00 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Beaded? Where do I sign on? I just saw your yarn ball earrings in the holiday Vogue... congrats!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

Lovely colour! Over here, anything with lavender is reserved for handwashing handknits ;-)

4:29 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Awww, such a yummy package! And an even yummier Muir! I *so* have to try this pattern too, it's ever so delicate looking and beautiful!

5:26 AM  
Blogger Gammy aka Peggy said...

What awesome yarn and gifties. I am hopefully to get my Muir swatched up soon. It is going to be so beautiful thanks to your awesome design.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Brianne said...

What a great package!

I wore a handknit sweater to work yesterday, kept closed by one of your sterling pins and I got so many compliments on it! People would stop me in the middle of the hallway to comment on the pin and ask me where I got it from. I smiled and told them that my friend makes them and gave them your web address.

You do such incredible work!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Congrats on your package! You Lucky Girl you!

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Gorgeous green yarn- perfect for a beaded Muir. And speaking of Muir, I love AgnesB's. Beautiful!

4:45 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

You deserve a fun parcel like that, how great!!

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful birthday wish.

warm regards,

11:26 PM  
Blogger Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love beads in my lace too. So pretty even if you just see a sparkle.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Oooh, the beaded swatch looks lovley! And Ritter Sport chocolate, mmmmm.

6:45 PM  
Blogger annmarie said...

what a lovely little teaser shot of the beaded Muir! :)

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

That's a gorgeous swatch! And it confirms my theory that Muir would look equally lovely in a smooth yarn.

1:17 PM  

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