Thursday, June 14, 2007

secret pal package!

I got a package from my secret pal today! I don't have a lot of time to elaborate so I'll cut to the chase:

The goods:
3 balls of Grey Rowan Kidsilk haze (70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk) 229 yards each; 3 balls Red Phildar Licorne (100% cotton) 131 yards each; 2 balls of Blue Phildar Detente (100% cotton) 153 yards each; 3 skeins Beige Rowan Summer Tweed (70% silk, 30% cotton) 118 yards each.

And the close ups:

The astute observer might notice that (especially in the close up on the Red Licorne) that the yarns look dull or even whiteish... this is not from the camera or the lighting... it's from the fact that my package took quite a beating between France and Canada and so a package of bath bubble stuff sort of exploded all over the place. Luckily it was dry bath bubbles, so it didn't ruin everything but the cottons do still have some stuck in them. I figure that once I knit something up and wash it there will be some brightening of the colours. Miraculously it came out very easily from the kidsilk. Also not pictured: 2 jars of french jam, papaya body scrub and a small pot with mini sunflower seeds to plant!

Thanks secret pal!


Anonymous said...

i'm very sorry about the bubble bath i hot that the yarn is not too damage
your secret pal

The_Add_Knitter said...

You will LOVE the Rowan Summer Tweed--it feels rough at first but gets worn in while you knit it, I love it!

Doug said...

During the first year of the MA, I took a bunch of student homework home with me. On my return, I packed it right underneath a bottle of hair gel.

Hilarity ensured.

I understand your pain.

PS- I miss you!

Sheila said...

What a great stash! You have the best SP!