I was so excited to look out my window yesterday and see a brown box sitting at the front door. I KNEW it was my box of new fluff. And no I am not talking about the cloth diaper kind.
Before Christmas a very dear friend gave me a most generous gift certificate to Knit Picks which is an online knitting store that we have been coveting the goods of. I very carefully planned out what I needed for yarn and needles for my next few projects and then clicked submit order.
I received the shipping email on the 27th and followed the tracking religiously (I'm a bit obsessive that way). I jumped for joy (almost quite literally) when I saw that it was in my city and then I did a happy dance (very literally) when I saw it was out for delivery.
When I saw the box out front I quickly threw on my coat and boots and went out to get it. I then ripped into it as carefully as I could.
Here are a few peaks at what I ordered...
All packaged up
A box fulla fun!
The whole shebang laid out
My yarn choices (Brava Worsted in Rouge, Dishie Multi in Orbit and Cottage, Stroll Hand Painted in Cartoons, Swish DK in Moss X2 and lastly Stroll Glimmer in Dragonscale).
The needles sets (Try IT set, Harmony Wood Circular, Zephyr Acrylic Tips, and View Sizer which I like to call a sizermathingy but it's correct name is a needle gauge).
I can't wait to dig into all these things but all in due time. I still have one project on the go and I won't start the new ones until I am ready to roll on them. Each project that I chose to order for will help me develop certain skills. For example the wooden circulars are for making Evelyn's leg warmers with the Brava Rouge and my first time knitting in the round. The Dishie yarns are for making both bath (Orbit) and dish (Cottage) cloths. The cartoons yarns is for making cute little ankle jingles for the kids and will be my practice at knitting and purling. The dark green Moss is for making Max some "Hulk" fingerless gloves.
My pet project out of it all will be using the lighter green Dragonscale. I will be making a lovely scarf for myself. One Row Lace Scarf is the name of the pattern. I think it will be perfect in the light green for spring.
Now if you'll excuse me I have some knitting on my current project so that I can wrap it up and start on these new endeavours.