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Long-delayed yarn ball update!

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Long-delayed yarn ball update!

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My ball o' goodness arrived late last week, and I had such a crazy weekend and early workweek that its taken until tonight to find the time to post about it. Sorry for the delay, emmacrew!

Yarn:  Light forest green/brown gorgeous, amazing handspun - 3 ply,  70% wool, 28% silk, 2% nylon,  heavy fingering to sport weight.

I am in luv with this yarn - it is probably the perfect sock yarn, but I hate the idea of wearing such loveliness on my feet!  I think it is destined for a shawl - emmacrew suggests the Fiber Trends flower basket shawl, so I may just have to go with it. ;-)

Goodies, roughly in order of appearance:

-box of 4 chocolate truffles (mmmmmm!!!)
-set of 5 wooden dpns, size 2
-small, circular, blue and white teapot and teacup magnets
-3 rubber needle keepers, shaped like sweaters :-) (blue, red, purple)
-lovely piece of pink/purple tatting - a good friend of mine from looong ago tried to teach me tatting, so I absolutely appreciate the work that goes into even the smallest pieces!
-Olive oil intensive treatment
-Pepperming lip balm
-"Knitorette" chewing gum :-D
-four different kinds of loose tea! (Earl Grey de Creme, Tropical Flowers tea, Christmas Spice tea, Jungle Tropics flavored tea)
-THREE handmade beaded items!: a pattern row counter, 8 stitch markers, and a lovely bracelet, all silver and a light grey stone I can't identify.  Emma? ;-)
-a bottle of organic wool ones wash

And here are three pics:

Ball1 Here's what my ball looked like right out of the box.

Ball2 Here we are about halfway unraveled - the first packet of tea makes its appearance!

Ball3  And here are all the goodies.  I am a happy camper! :-D

I put emmacrew's ball in the mail just this morning ... sorry for the delay, but it should be there by Friday!
  • Sadly, the folks at the bead store had no idea what the stone was, either. It seems softer than agate or jasper and wasn't very expensive, but beyond that, no clue!

    The yarn will probably make bands of color -- much wider than self-striping, probably wider than Noro, too. Two of the plies have more-or-less the same color "repeat" (not lined up exactly because I'm not that precise), and the third has a random mix to unify things, but it should go from one green, through brown, to a slightly different green -- probably about 10 bands all together (plus the in-between sections blending from one to another). It was fun to spin (and once I get the pix off of my camera, I'm going to post about making it to one of the spinning communities). The fiber's from huaman.

    The chocolates are from a little tiny family-owned business in the town where I live, and the tea companies are both local-ish, too. The owner of Tea Time Garden is a fellow spinner, so's the maker of the lip balm.
    • Sadly, the folks at the bead store had no idea what the stone was, either. It seems softer than agate or jasper and wasn't very expensive, but beyond that, no clue!

      If you ever find out, let me know! I've had many, many compliments on the bracelet, and I think I've even figured out how to use the row counter - sorta. ;-)

      If you wouldn't mind sending me a copy/link of your spinning post, I'd love to read it. I know I'm going to love working with this yarn!

      And the chocolates are Long Gone. Mmmmmm. Just lovely. :-)
  • Looks awesome!

    Can you take a close up of the yarn if you have a chance? I always love to see people's handspun!
    • I'll do my best to do it soon! - I *should* be able to do this tonight, but it might end up being a few more days if my evening dinner plans come through. :-)
    • I am going to dig around for my camera card reader *right now*, so I can make my spinning post about it.
  • That looks like alot of fun in a ball!! I bet you enjoy knitting with it too. I think emmacrew is an amazing spinner. Lucky duck!
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