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Good mail seems to come in clumps around here. I'll go for weeks with nothing more interesting than a bank statement and then I'll hit a happy patch and something nice comes almost every day. Lately things have been pretty terrific in the mail department...

Hello. I totally rock.

Circular needle case from Dan of Spin | Knit. I won his blogiversary contest and I'm not ashamed to say that I totally played to win. You're kinda jealous, aren't you? Maybe he'll make some and put them in his shop if you ask nicely enough.


Sample-sized Soak packets from Chris in three promising-sounding scents (citrus, aquae, and a scent for celebration). I plan on doing a very faux-scientific review of these when I get a chance. Maybe next week? Everybody loves a good product test.


Rowanspun Aran, for the next big sweater project...which I'm already six inches into. Any guesses? Clues: it's for me, and it's cabled (what a shocker)!


Wow, that Rowanspun is a gorgeous color. I can't wait to see what it turns into!

The needlecase is a lovely win. I can't wait to see what you knit with the rowanspun as I have some in that colour too but just can't decide what to make with it.

Pretty yarn! I could have guessed you were using tweed yarn, and I could have guessed the design was cabled, but I can't guess what it is.

Lucky you! You'll love the SOAK -- the Aquae scent is probably my favorite. I got a bunch of those little sample packets last year at Stich 'n Pitch (right when they were launching the product, I think) and I've been selfishly hoarding them ever since, using them only for special and large projects. I haven't yet tried A Scent for Celebration, so I'll be interested in hearing how it smells.

Wow, good stuff! If you'd gotten my birthday giveaway as well it would've been a really good week! As you predicted about hand-sewn gifts though, I'm lagging on that bag. It probably won't go out until we get back from the honeymoon! I hope you don't mind. =)

That needlecase does rock. And hey, if you are going to play, you might as well play to win. So this project with the cables...details?

Oh heck, Central Park Hoodie?

Cool! Enjoy!

A Scent for Celebration is my absolute favorite. It's limited edition but I hope they make it permanent because I can't be without it and could only afford the small bottle right now.


That needle case is soooo pretty. Will you show us the inside? (Also, I can't remember if I commented or not, but Demi is awesome. I love the fittedness you ended up with!)

Is that the Gables colorway? I've been looking for a great project for my 6 hanks of that particular yarn for the whole summer. Can't wait to see what you pick!

I'm gonna guess Rogue, just because I bought that same yarn about a year ago intending to make a Rogue. Have I knit it yet? Not a stitch. However, I did recently wind all the yarn into balls, so that counts as progress, right? Right?

I won't guess but I know it will be something beautiful......love the Rowanspun.

Oh...I have rowanspun gabble but I don't know work with this.
After DEMI, I am in a hurry to see what you will do. Your blog is full with beautiful things.