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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Oh My Goodness...

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!

8 comments:

  1. Oh wow! They're pretty colors too. That was a very nice thing for that lady to do. Have fun playing with the yarn. :)

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    1. I really couldn't believe my eyes! I can't wait to see what I make with them :-)

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  2. What a nice lady to give all that beautiful yarn.

    Linda

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    1. Wasn't she? I still can't believe it really :-D

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  3. She must be a fairy godmother - nothing beats beautiful yarn x

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    1. She's such a lovely lady-I didn't even know her name!

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  4. Lucky you! Have you considered a Babette Blanket?http://gingerschatz.blogspot.ca/2011/09/tutorial-crazy-patchwork-klimt-blankets.html. I have been stockpiling Cascade 220 in some lovely colours and hope to start my Babette in February.

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    1. What a lovely idea! I love making blankets so I'll definitely check this out, thank you for the suggestion and the link :-)

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