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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.

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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...

handspun2

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...

9 Comments:

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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