Tuesday, August 22, 2006

SP8, Episode 3

Felt like the Queen or Paddington Bear this morning. An odd coupling, perhaps, but they both have 'official' birthdays in addition to their actual birthdays. The reason being, my final SP8 package and reveal card arrived from Sara. These packages have all felt like an extra birthday and my family have been quite envious. Sara suggested that this package might be the best and I agree. I opened the box to find all these lovely berry treats.

There are two skeins of roving she has hand carded and some Kool Aid (berry colours) to dye it with. I'm really looking forward to trying Kool Aid dying and then I'm going to get my spindle out again and put into practice all the tips I picked up at Danby last week.

There are three skeins of a lovely cotton and linen mix yarn from Craftspun Yarns. It's a lovely, crispy boucle yarn and I imagine that bobbles knitted in this would look just like blackberries; which brings me to Wild Blackberry soap, which smells just amazing. (j says it smells just like Whitby, which tells you how much time I've made him spend in all the lovely little shops there during his formative years - he's right, it reminds me of the Shepherd's Purse).

My favourite has to be a little felted merino bowl. I love felted bowls. I tried my hand at one a while back but it was too floppy. This one stands up beautifully.

Chocolate too.

Thank you again Sara. My SP8 experience has been a real pleasure! I also want to thank Bobbi for being the hostess for our group. My happiness will be totally complete when I hear that my reveal package made it to it's Scandinavian destination with my spoilee.


You Are a Soy Latte

At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed

At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky

You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it

Your caffeine addiction level: medium

Borrowed this quiz from Rho's blog. I've never had a soy anything in reality. I drink a latte in the morning at home, espresso during the morning at work and tea in the afternoon. Keep telling myself I'm going to leave blog quizzes alone, but actually think they're kind of fun.


tangelled angel said...

So glad you liked it all!
I read on your questionnaire that you had started spinning but you hadn't mentioned it in your blog so thought I may chance sending you some of the roving. And I meant to include the Kool-aid dyeing instructions, and forgot!
Its been a pleasure spoiling you, and good luck with your next one!!

rho said...

I've tried the Soy before and was really under-impressed -- will stick with Fat Free Half and Half (which is really skim milk with a thickener in it)

I love doing the part of the heel that makes a pouch (I say it is a great hood for a hamster) it is the picking up the stitches and going with the gusset that make me nuts -- after that I am golden again :D