Since my little venture into crochet, I have been hugely inspired by Lucy of Attic24. Whether you crochet or not, you should follow her blog! (It’s on my list to the right.) Lucy is a stay at home mom in the UK who has a way with words, pictures, and a crochet hook. When I first found her blog, I thought I had discovered a secret treasure that not very many people knew about, but apparently, she’s kind of famous due to her crochet designs and eye for color combinations – so much so that yarn companies have started creating “Lucy packs” that contain the yarns that Lucy uses.
Well, I just HAD to have a Lucy pack. The problem was, all of the companies who sell them are in the UK, and I figured both the yarn and the shipping would be horrendously expensive. Luckily, through the wonderful ladies on Ravelry, I found Deramores, a UK company who has FREE shipping to the US!! And even better, this yarn is only about $2.50/skein. (For those of you who don’t know much about yarn, that’s a really good price, as most decent yarns cost $5.00/skein and up.) I placed my order a week ago and have been oh-so-patiently waiting for my package to arrive. Every day I have peeked out the window hoping that I would see the mailman with a package, but alas, I have been disappointed. Until I walked in the house last night and…….
Royal Mail!! (Sorry for the blur, I need a new camera.)
I literally jumped up and down and squealed with glee. If I had to make an analogy of my excitement, it would compare to this. I can’t help it; I feel uber-cool that I received a package from Europe, containing European yarn. And not just any European yarn. Lucy yarn. Yes, I am sooooo cool.
Here is the contents. Now, this is not the Lucy pack, these are skeins that I ordered in addition to the Lucy pack. Because we have a school mailbox that is the size of a shoe box, I was sent a notice to pick up the other box at the P.O.
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK. Colors: White, Silver, Sunshine, Jaffa, Emporer (it’s dark purple – again, stupid camera!), and walnut. I was pleased, but it definitely needs some additional colors…………..cut to next morning……….
Isn’t it beautiful?!?! It’s oh-so-squishy and soft!! It’s Christmas in February.
As the coffee table is probably not the best place for this stash, I needed to find another place for it. Somewhere that it won’t get separated (that just will not do), and somewhere I can see it and admire it at all times. Ah, here we are!
The bookshelf in our living room. With my Lucy Maud Montgomery collection as the bookend. PERFECT.
I am pleased as punch with this little lot. The big question is…what should I make with my exotic, English yarn???? Or maybe I should re-phrase that and say, What should I make first?? Any suggestions?