20 July 2010

It's here!

Remember that TV show, "Absolutely Fabulous"? Well, the swap box arrived today, and it's stuffed with all manner of fuzzy fabulous!

I love me some blue, and there's lots of it. The cool part is, it goes together! Not like picking up random bits here and there, which is my usual habit. There're also some touches of fire, just to keep everything bright and cheery.

Let's see...

Ah, here's a bag of wool/mohair/silk/angelina "poofs". For those of you unfamiliar with such things, it means the bag is full of richly colored fuzz enhanced with fine threads of sparkle. What's not to love about fuzzy sparkle, I ask you?

Ooo, here's some merino blended with recycled silk. This bag has a "mystery batt" in a wonderful heathery moss color. I see there's another shawl in my future... Hee! An angel food box, stuffed with a cake-colored wool/angelina blend. Mmm!

What else is in here? Ah the ever-popular "wool oddments". Love these. Great for blending with other stuff. Greens and a hint of peach. Oh, drool! Washed and dyed mohair locks! Jewel tones of sapphire and amethyst; what will they be? Why, a scarf! Can you imagine a woven scarf of black, with individual unspun mohair locks placed at random intervals?

Gasp! She sent the yak! Not the whole yak, just some of his hair. Oh, wow. I may never spin this; just sit around and pet it all day. Soooooooft!

A bonus! A ball of sparkly and two balls of a sock yarn that I've used before and really like. I've got to take pictures of all this groovy stuff so you can see and appreciate just how much fun a fiber swap can be. I'm ready to dive in right now and...

Hang on, the phone's ringing.

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Well, no diving in for me. That was Staff Management.

I START WORK TOMORROW!!!

9 comments:

Dianne said...

Excellent news! Congrats!

Molly said...

Fresh from teaching The Bean's GF how to knit, I come here and find this. Temptation I call it! I was so tempted as I taught her, I wanted to knit along with her....Then here you dangle luscious yarns before me in my weakened condition....How stoic do I have to be? Do you KNOW how many quilting UFOs are in line before any knitting dares to climb onto needles around here? At least you didn't show pictures; that might have put me over the edge!
Congratulations on the job!gahawns

Molly said...

That last "word" was word I.D. Somehow it snuck in there.....

silfert said...

Oh, there WILL be pictures. I might even arrange the lovely fibers around the turtle brownies I'm planning to bake tomorrow... Heh, heh, heh!

knittingdragonflies said...

I haven't thought of that show in years! It was so funny!
Sounds like you will be having fun with all of your booty!
*smiles*
Vicki

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Many, Many Congratulations, one right after the other! You can place them in order of importance - Blue Fiber, Merino, Job, Oddments, Mystery Batt - it all sounds great to me.

Mags said...

You should have bought a lottery ticket..getting all that good stuff and a job.
Congratulations and enjoy your lovely fiber..yum!
Happy spinning

Lourie said...

Awesome and most excellent news!

rhubarbwhine said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHhhhhh!!