I did it!
Wednesday April 30th 2008, 2:48 pm
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Handmaiden Camelspin in Ultraviolet colorway“I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill…” I love the colors of blueberries.

Evelyn at Knitty-noddy.com was already putting in an order to Handmaiden the evening I happened to be exchanging emails with her, and the result was two things: I got to see the color page for Handmaiden’s latest and greatest about to be released, and she got to see the picture of my mother-of-the-groom silk dress–which she forwarded to Handmaiden! And then told me she’d done so. Another email or two, throw in a little Paypal, and then…

My new Camelspin arrived yesterday, along with matching blue needles from Grafton Fibers in Vermont, which I just happened to, um, really need to go with that yarn. Right. The yarn had been dyed to match my dress, and it just happens that that was to be one of their new colorways anyway. The name of it?… For those who know me?…

Ultraviolet. I love it. Get out there and enjoy. Even my amaryllis is laughing.

And I can dive right into getting started. The Bigfoot shawl for Andy’s wife that I started last Friday? Done. Just needs blocking and drying. I can’t WAIT for them to get it!

Opening up gradually, stitch by stitch

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ooooo, I am jealous!!

Comment by heather 04.30.08 @ 3:09 pm

I get into trouble with projects if the stitch-markers don’t match the project. Especially socks. Naturally you needed matching knitting needles. Who wouldn’t?

Comment by Carol 04.30.08 @ 4:41 pm

Oh, that is so pretty!!!!!! I love the shades of blue. 🙂

Comment by Toni 04.30.08 @ 5:13 pm

Beautiful yarn! I can just imagine you in it with your pretty grey hair set off by the gorgeous color. You’ll be an exceptionally lovely mother of the groom (outside as WELL as in). I bet you’ll have a ball knitting this project and the matching needles are the frosting on the cake. I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures. 🙂

Comment by Tunie 04.30.08 @ 7:12 pm

Gorgeous yarn & needles – what a score! Can’t wait to see the beautiful shawl you’re going to make.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 04.30.08 @ 10:04 pm

Blues are so my favorite colors! And that shade of blue will look lovely on you! I cant wait to see the lovely shawl that will be made from that skein of yarn. Cant wait to see the pics of the Bigfoot shawl 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 05.01.08 @ 5:45 am

Lots of fiber-y goodness! Can’t wait to see pics of the shawl!

Comment by Amanda 05.01.08 @ 6:47 am

Beautiful! What a special treat, for someone so deserving. And of course you needed needles to match. And shoes…

Comment by Channon 05.01.08 @ 6:52 am

Love love love the yarn – it is going to look fantastic!!

Comment by rho 05.01.08 @ 5:50 pm

Wow, the yarn is incredibly blue! Those needles are too cute! Happy knitting! Can’t wait to see a wedding pic or two now.

Changed my name..kept gettin’ myself mixed up with your other Toni friend. (giggles 😉

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 05.02.08 @ 4:50 am

oh – I’m so relieved that the Camel Spin matched. We looked online at the picture of the dress and “tweaked” the ultraviolet colourway a touch so that it really matched. It is so hard to see what a colour really looks like online. 🙂

Comment by jana 05.05.08 @ 8:01 pm

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