You are reading this because you belong to the online knitting community – you may be just someone who reads blogs, or message boards, or you may be someone who has a blog, facebook page, ravelry page, my space, or whatever. I have been part of the online knitting community ever since I started knitting – starting slowly just browsing, then joining Knitters Review, reading blogs, making my own blog, joining Ravelry – the works. I am not sure that I’d be the knitter I am today without all that – I’ve learned so much online, and have used the information and recommendations from other online knitters to to fix problems, start projects and buy yarn (too much of that I’m afraid!). I think its amazing that I read and communicate with people all over the world, and share this common interest with so many people. And I’d like to think that I’ve made friends along the way too….
OK, where am I going with all that? I posted that I had signed up for the Wollmeise sock club – and then I posted that I declined to join because I didn’t want to spend the money on it. I think I posted that I really wanted to see the yarn and hoped that someday I’d be able to get my hands on some. And then the nicest thing happened. I got an email from Lorraine who said she had some that she’d be willing to trade me for. Wow! I couldn’t believe it – this yarn is so hard to find, and here was someone out of the blue offering me some! We figured out the deal, and this week I got the nicest package…
Gorgeous! Just so beautiful – I love the vibrant colors. This is Sockenwolle 80/20 (80% Merino/20% Nylon) – colorway is am kalten Polar. I just love it. And I’m really torn – part of me wants to use it immediately. Part of me wants to put it in my stash forever.
This is 100% superwash – colorway is Miss May. Just so beautiful. And soft. And gorgeous. Again – I want to use this…and yet….if I use it, it will be gone.
I can see why people are crazy about this yarn – the colors really are beautiful. I think I’ll be stalking it a little bit more now that I see what its like.
Lorraine also included on more thing in the package…
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkmo – the colorway is Lucy. I was shocked to have this added bit – but love it. It would be perfect for a lacy scarf. Its really pretty – and its the first time I’ve seen anything but Socks that Rock from Blue Moon. I really should try their other yarns, eh?
Thank you, Lorraine – I am so blown away by how nice you were to offer to trade so I could get this yarn. Really – if you ever need something, you just let me know. Can I come take you out to dinner? Watch your cat while you are on vacation? Anything! Thank you again!
I am so glad that I’m part of this community – and really – not just for the great yarn. It really is nice that there is so much information, patterns, reviews out there – not to mention the people that have done what you are doing and don’t mind sharing what they did – or willing to share yarn with other knitters. I know that kniitters are just people – but doesn’t it seem that knitters are just nicer than non-knitters?
I still haven’t heard about the work from home thing – the meeting went well on it – but its complicated by the fact that we have a new executive and everyone is waiting to hear what she’s like, and if she approves of working from home. I really hope to hear this coming week – but I appreciate the good thoughts.
I’m just about done with Totally Autumn – I’ve been working on it every night this week, and will be done tomorrow I think. I have knitting group today, but its too big to bring along. But I do have tomorrow (unless its nice and we golf!). It was nice working on it this week though – it was sort of chilly at night so it kept me warm while I was knitting it.
OK, I am off – have a great weekend!