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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Acquisitions

I have been the lucky recipient of  some beautiful yarn recently. I have winnings, a gift and purchase to share with you.

I was super lucky to win Autumngeisha's giveaway a few weeks ago. I'm sure the whole street heard me squeal with job when I found the package, with this lovely note, in my mailbox.


Isn't this Shi Bui Sock lovely? I haven't decided what to make with it yet. Any suggestions?

Next up is 3 skeins of gorgeous Madelinetosh Tosh DK that my husband brought back as a gift* from a recent trip to San Francisco. The colourway is Thunderstorm. He got 3 skeins because he was told that would be enough for a toddler sweater but I'm not sure that what this beautiful yarn is destined to become.
(*gift = peace offering for spending a week in California and leaving me in the snow with two kids - Ok sure it was for business, but STILL!)

There is much more blue to it than this pic shows

Finally, my group order to KnitPicks arrived last week and I finally have my hands on some Chroma!
Not all of this was for me but it was sure fun to open!



I have six skeins. The Prism and natural ones are due to become Swedish Fish Mittens. The Rollerskate will be a part of a top/dress? for my daughter and the Galapagos was bought on a whim as a wild card purchase (maybe a Bermuda Scarf?)

So fun.
My name is Nikki and I am seriously addicted to stash acquisition ; )

Cheers, Nikki

2 comments:

  1. Lovely acquisitions. Stash them in good health :)

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  2. If Madelinetosh yarn was a gift after a business trip, I might encourage my husband to go out of town more often! : ) I vote for you making something for yourself out of it instead of a toddler sweater. I wear my Mara shawl that I made out of Madelinetosh all the time!

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