In my last post, I mentioned a lady had come into work saying she was going to bring in some wool for me? I was expecting some half used balls of acrylic and I was excited to see what I could make with them...
I was not expecting this
As I was at work when she came in, I only had time for a quick peek and a stammered thankyou because I could see this wasn't any ordinary wool but some of the really lovely, much more expensive varieties.
It wasn't until I got home and went through the bag that I saw there were 27 balls of Rowan brand wool! 27! Some are pure cotton, some are blends of wool and cotton and there's even a few balls of cashmerino blends! All untouched, all gorgeously soft in delicious shades :-D
I can't tell you how blown away I am by this. It would take me YEARS to build up a stash like this (and given that I'm constantly struggling to make ends meet, it would be likely I could only get 1 ball a year of this stuff)
I keep running over to it to stroke its softness and drink in the colours.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to make with this. It has to be something special so I'm going to keep this stash very safe until I can find a pattern/idea worthy of this.
Seriously, my face hurts from the amount of grinning I'm doing!