Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Embarassment of Riches

Boy, are we feeling the love at Chez Affiknitty! In the past two days, I have received not one, but two RAK packages. Bizarro coincedence -- each RAK was from a different Sarah from Ontario. This confirms what I have long suspected. Canadians are way nicer than average.

Yesterday, I got this fab Cascade Fixation (!!) from Sarah from Ottawa. I have been dying to give this sock yarn a try. Now, it's Socktober (right, Lolly?) and I've got some groovy purple sock yarn. Looks like I'm going to be a little bit rock and roll! (If you were born after 1975 or so, or your parents didn't let you watch Friday night television as a kid, you are not going to get that reference. It's for us thirty-something-and-up knitters.)

This morning I posted my RAK thank you at the Knittyboard and took down my wishlist. Because, really, two RAKs is enough. (I got one from Chrissy a while back.) Then, this afternoon, what did I find? Another package! Sarah from Etobicoke sent me all this! First, that's some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, in my favorite color! There's a skein of Rowan All Seasons Cotton. I now have a few partial skeins and two whole ones, so I'm thinking maybe I can make a hat. Then, there's a ball of Schoeller Esslinger Merino Soft and a ball of Filatura di Crosa Zara in the most gorgeous dark red. I was just today admiring this Zara at the Yarnmarket site. Plus, she sent me a great-looking book, Fall on Your Knees, and the cutest stitch markers ever. I think we might need a close-up of those stitch markers. Too cute.

I was having kind of a crummy beginning of the week, just stressed about this and that. I was sorely tempted on more than one occasion today to self-medicate with a big ole yarn binge. And now I don't have to. Thanks Sarah and Sarah!


Blogger Olga said...

"And as long as my heart will beat, lover we'll always meet
Here in my deep purple dreams
Here in my deep purple dreams"

I loved Donny Osmond so much when I was, hmm, about 8. I seriously thought I was going to marry him. Seriously!

12:55 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Yippee! that Fixation is seriously cool yarn. I am knitting socks with it now :) Check out the Diagonal Fixation pattern (linked on my blog, but you can also Google it) it is a fun and simple design, and suits the Fixation well.

So, you in for Socktober Fest? :)

7:57 AM  
Blogger mf said...

Neat yarns! Remember not to strech the fiaxtion when knitting. knit loosely
You certainly got a nice stash to play with! Enjoy! ;o)

8:23 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

LOL!! I am so with Olga... I was sure I was destined to be Mrs. Donny Osmond. I had purple socks that I wore everywhere, and I wrote love letters that I made my mother mail to him.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Beak-Knits said...

Those are the best stitch markers I have seen. Congrads!

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

I am SO GLAD that someone else feels the need to counter bad days with big ol' yarn binges! Somehow, knowing that other people do such a thing lessens the guilt. A little.

10:18 PM  

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