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Monday February 03rd 2014, 10:15 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

The pistachio buffalo blend. The lace pattern is from the Tara’s Redwood Burl shawl in my book. I’m guessing it’s their Skies yarn, not currently in stock.

The red hat is one strand Malabrigo superfine Finito in the calm Cereza and one strand Malabrigo Silkpaca baby alpaca/silk in a brighter red to add sparkle and near-worstedness to the gauge. Amazingly soft, both, done here in the Water Turtles lace.

And… Okay, the backstory is that we’ve had problems with our mail delivery for years. There’s a new guy on the route and I have high hopes for him.

The doorbell rang at about 6:00 pm, the mailman with a package to be signed for for Richard.

I smiled at him, “Isn’t there a blue package for me?”

No, no, just this.” (Oh wait! And he fumbled in his pouch.)

As he brought the familiar blue Colourmart funky-shaped plastic bag into sight, I exclaimed, “There it is!” He looked at it like how did that get in there? He turned it over to read the address while I noticed that the top of the bag had been slit wide open with the top of the cone of silk pleading, Save me AlisonKenobe, you’re my only hope!

The customs declaration said yarn and yarn indeed it was. I must be Alison. He relinquished custody and smiled and waved me good-day.

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Someone WILL love the pistachio! (If you get a chance to check my stash on Ravelry, you’ll see I have oodles in that color. Of course, I could be alone, but doubt it!)

Comment by LynnM 02.04.14 @ 2:43 am

Definitely hope for that one, there is, if he’s willing to dig into his pouch and accept the magic of someone saying “is there a blue package” and one magically appears. Maybe you should try it some time when you aren’t expecting one and see if that works, too! (Just kidding, you don’t want to confuse him.)

Comment by Margo Lynn 02.04.14 @ 4:12 am

lovely! I really like the pattern of that pistachio piece — open, airy, wonderful — someone will love it

and that red makes my eyes sing too

Comment by Bev 02.04.14 @ 10:16 am

Thanks for describing the two yarns and how they go together. Very interesting.

Comment by RobinM 02.04.14 @ 5:39 pm

Oh… and I love the pistachio, too.

Comment by RobinM 02.04.14 @ 5:40 pm

I’m smiling reading you. 🙂 I am so glad you received that package! Hopefully, your health keeps up with your inspiration and need to knit.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 02.04.14 @ 6:17 pm

Avocado was a cowl color that wasn’t calling me, but pistachio? I’m nuts about it!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.04.14 @ 7:32 pm

Grin. Talking about the package I was expecting soon worked for me, too. Driving home from the store I asked Hubs, did I get a box today…he says no, not that he noticed….as we approached the house I spied a big, brown truck pulling away from our curb….yippee! It came.

Comment by Ruth 02.04.14 @ 9:54 pm

Beautiful yarns and projects. I’m glad the package found you!

Comment by Channon 02.07.14 @ 9:44 pm

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