Sunday, September 5, 2010

at the front of the line

I've got a basket full of yarn and I've got plans for most of it.  Do you have a stash that makes its way to the front of the line?  Well, this basket is full of that kind of yarn.  (We won't even talk about the yarn that's in the closet) Now, that we're back in school and the routine is being established, I'm finding the urge to knit more regularly.  So, I pulled my basket out and started to think through my projects.  A huge chunk of this yarn came all in one week.  Amanda and Lily from Joli House had a giveaway and I was the winner!  I'm sure they heard the squeals of delight all the way across the ocean!  Here's what I won...
It was a fabulous package loaded with goodies...inside I found:
  • 2 100g skeins of Cumbrian Wools Wenslydale Aran.
  • 1 skein of Rainbow sock yarn
  • 1 skein of Rowan kidsilk haze in Cocoa.
  • 1 large handmade button
  • 1 copy of Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles
  • 1 copy of Lily’s shawl pattern, Levens
  • chocolate
  • the cutest little handwritten note
If you're not familiar with Joli House, you should hop over and check out the gorgeous photography and hand knits that Amanda and Lily (who is an accomplished knitter/designer at the age of 12!) dish up.  It's a feast for the eyes.  (thanks again Amanda and Lily!  I love everything)

So...back to that basket of yarn.  Here's what I'm planning for the goodness in my basket:
I've already started on the seed stitch cowl, and I heard the dish cloth cotton whispering my name the other night.  It should be a great season of knitting.  How about you...what's on your next to knit list? 


Designs on 47th Street said...

Lisa! I don't even knit (or crochet anymore) but your baskets of yarn just thrilled me to no end!! Not sure why, but it just looks comforting and fun to dream about what you are doing with all this! When I was a newlywed and in my 20's and I was big into crocheting. I would stash yarn like you are talking about. It was just fun to know it was there when I was ready to pull it out. Have fun!! Congrats on your win!


~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I think I heard those squeals here in NYS! You must have been so excited. I have many crochet projects already underway -- but more are weaving their way through my mind. And my closet may very well look like yours.

Stephanie said...

What awesome gifts you've won! I've been so busy sewing this year, that all my knitting and crocheting sort of fell off the wagon. Now that fall weather has been creeping in I've had a HUGE urge to start a knitting or crocheting project, but I don't know if I'll have the time with a craft show around the corner in December. I'll just get my knit fix on your blog and my crochet fix over at the jolly bee! :)

Anonymous said...

These yarns are wonderful!

I will be doing crochet and sewing for the rest of the year. I have a craft show and two teas to put together for the next two months...and of course, all of those gifts :)

Thank you for sharing, looking forward to seeing your lovely pieces all finished!



From All Stitched Up said...

That's a basket of treasures. I'm lucky to have some knitting to do for customers and then I've got 3 baby presents for January babies. I also have the tea leaves cardigan on my mind.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

I love how you labeled the yarn! Also, congratulations on that amazing giveaway - what a blessing.
I have so many knitting projects and knitting to do for our business - but one thing I would really like to get going on is to make myself a shawl.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Tracy said...

DELICIOUS basket of yarns, Lisa... and love your ideas for them. Just now I'm riffling through my stash and gathering ideas for projects of all sorts for fall/winter ahead--including knitting. I would especially love to knit a top for our niece's 2nd birthday coming up in November--so that is coming to the forefront. And would love to get more going with a crocheted ripple throw. Too much yarn, not enough time... LOL! Happy Days, Happy Knitting! ((HUGS))

Denise said...

Congrats on your great win :) I won Amanda's giveaway quite a while ago and I was thrilled with her package too, both Amanda and Lily are amazing knitters.
I am knitting Citron with some of the lovely lace I won from Amanda. Can't wait to get it finished.

The WoodLand School said...

What a spectacular win! I think I just squealed on your behalf :-)

I'm knitting a couple of prayer shawls at the moment ... but I hope to return to my husband's sweater in time to deliver it at Christmas (since ... ummm ... I didn't quite deliver it last year).

Kristyn Knits said...

loving all that yarn and your list of projects! I can't wait to see the cowl! The dropped stitch scarf is quick and'll love it!

love your new header!!

Gloria said...

Beautiful yarn! I do not know how to knit at all, so sad to say!
But, I love viewing all of your beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing...:)
Have a blessed day,

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I'm totally with you! Not that we are back to a schedule I am bursting with knitting energy. Love the package you won!

Firefly said...

Oooo, you lucky girl! Don't you just love yarn -- all that soft poufiness just waiting to be made into some cosy something or other ;-). I haven't heard of Joli House, but I'm going right over to check it out.

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I love planning new knits in the fall. Looks like you've got some great things planned.

Heather said...

There is something so magical about this time of year, and getting our yarns together for cool weather knitting. Can't wait to see all that you do with.

Larissa said...

Congratulations on your score! Love the wool that your are using for your cowl - looks soft as butter. Can't wait to get into my knitting either - now i just need to follow your lead and make a lead of the line basket.