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Stash Attack!

You know how sometimes good things come in 3s? Yesterday good things came in 3,050s. As in 3,050 grams of lovely new yarn:


Artie the mailman brought two boxes for me yesterday. The first one was from Cindy. You would like Cindy. I met her at a conference I was attending for work last month. You know how you head into a vendor reception (lured there by free drinks and egg rolls) and buckle down for a not-so-exciting couple hours of mixing and mingling? Imagine discovering that the person you are talking to just happens to be a fabulously talented knitter who makes fair isle sweaters like a pro and may just have a bit of a stash overload and is willing to part with some of it for a song. It happens people. She sent me 17 skeins of Rowan Magpie and 6 skeins of Patons Classic Merino.

Cindy shall henceforth be known as my knitting fairy godmother.

The second box was from KnitPicks who, aside from being a little evil for trying to put all our LYSs out of business, make pretty decent yarn that I buy more often than I'd like to admit. They sent me 14 skeins of Merino Style for Mum's intarsia-less Laurent, and one skein of Apricot Shine to finish my Heirloom Bag (which you haven't seen yet because I'm sneakily hiding WIPs. Lots and lots of them, actually).

So what am I going to do with all of this? All I will say is that I have Plans. One of the plans may or may not have something to do with the turquoise Magpie Tweed and Diana's Demi knitalong.


Wow! Can she be my fairy godmother, too?

Name and phone number of the knitting godmother, plsthxkbye. ;)

Your yarn looks so fun! And what great luck, sitting next to a knitter.

Augh, and I love your yarn picture. I want to swim in it.

Wow, you're a lucky recipient! I just came across your blog and absolutely love it!

Holy geez! Quality yarn, too. Rowan Magpie? How lucky is that? I keep seeing this Demi around...it looks like its going to be a popular one. Cables! yay!

Why are there so many acronyms I don't understand? Ack! Cute socks, though.