Saturday, March 01, 2008

Knitters are so awesome!

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled into the best deal ever with Eblina Birks over at Ravelry. She had some Turf Hello Yarn that I have wanted since I sent a skein of the same to a secret pal, the colorway is Turf. I love the golden contrast against the deep blue and olive green. I just love the blue combinations that Adrian comes up with.


So anyways, this started as an inquiry for the Turf but ultimately parlayed into a trade for the Turf and some handspun from Eblina Birks. She dyed the roving to my specifications and then uploaded a bit of handspun for my approval - can you imagine not loving handspun? Anyways, I present...


I think this is destined to be a Baby Surprise Jacket - Eblina Birks spun up enough specifically for this project for me. And the she even included two sets of gorgeous, handmade stitch markers "1 set of stitch markers for socks, 1 set of stitch markers that might be used for a BSJ" - the generosity was truly humbling. Thank you!

Now, I just need a "surprise" for this jacket - once it is knit:)

p.s. my mom loved the Evangelines!! and I got the distinct feeling my sister would be willing to wear myt next pair...


Blogger Jodi said...

Beautiful yarn! Knitters do, in fact, rock.

How could your mom not have loved the Evangelines! They turned out so well.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, wow! That yarn is indeed lovely. And your Evangelines came out beautiful too... I really, really need to make a pair myself.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

That handspun is deadly gorgeous! That will make a beautiful BSJ!

How does one go about searching for yarn that is on destash on Ravelry? I haven't figured this out yet.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous yarnbeans said...

How the heck did I miss that Hello Yarn Colorway? It's fantastic! I can see why you coveted it!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Great yarn! That handspun will make a beautiful Baby Surprise Jacket.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Gorgeous new yarns indeed! That BSJ sure is making the rounds in blogland. I am sure yours will come out lovely!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

That handspun is gorgous! I bought a small skein of handspun off etsy a little bit ago...I keep petting it; it's so squishy & gorgous! The sock yarn is pretty too...I'm REALLY trying to look away from varigated sock yarns, though! lol

8:55 PM  
Blogger knittingma said...

That sounds like an amazing swap! You've gotta love Ravelry, right? :) Can't wait to see the finished BSJ, that handspun is gorgeous.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Scrumptious yarn and awesome stitch markers. You so so lucky!

Love your sis's subtlety.

And for your reference, I'm not a special leap year baby. Your lovely post just got me musing on the uniqueness of the day.

12:35 PM  

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