Thank YOU Julie
First, she Made me this needles holder, which I've already put to good use, although I can't say all those cables that need relaxing do much to enhance the picture of the holder. She used a nautically themed fabric, which I just love. right now I've got it pinned to my 'wall' in my sewing room, which wall is made of fabric stretched on pvc pipe frames - isn't that attractive? hmm, should really move it up and go take another pic, but right now I want to get this posted while we still have power - another storm is coming in.
Some really pretty deep violet (the camera distorted the color) baby cashmere yarn, that is destined to become gloves I think. In an earlier package Julie sent me dp's short enough that I can work on gloves. ;)
a pattern that I've wanted forever. I do believe that next Olympics this scarf will be knit and will be around my neck, in Vancouver. And....my very first EZ book - can you believe? Thank you so very much. You've been a sweet and wonderful pal.
I love what Julie wrote in her blog about how knitting can bridge other circumstances to bring together and form bonds between people who might not otherwise ever come together. Although we are at different stages of our lives, and different stages of our knitting, we do share a love and passion for so many of the same things. Thank you so much.
re all that stash;
holy moly batknitters, there is a lot of yarn out there. so much that it all became a bit overwhelming. Thank God we only do that once a year. I promise on my honor right now that next year I will be able to flash a smaller stash.
there are some that I just feel need an honorable mention here, if you didn't get to see them over the weekend.
- There is Christine, who's amassed more stash in one year knitting than I thought was possible. Truly impressive!
- Elizabeth, but, anyone who names their blog SABLE really needs to have the goods to back it up
- Marina, who is one of the most prolific knitters I have the pleasure to know, has an impressive and gorgeous stash.
- Alice, whose stash I encountered Saturday for the first time, is so beautifully displayed as well as extensive, you've got to go take a look.
- Jessica, who has a style that I truly admire and, if I could recommend emulating anyone, it would be her. The amount of stash that I and other knitters like me who've amassed great quantities over a lifetime of knitting and collecting will tell you, it can be overwhelming. There is something really valid to that concept of Simple Living.
On to whose Stash I elected to stash enhance? I decided that I should choose from those who asked to be included, as I recognize that there are many out there who don't want to enhance their stash. But, I couldn't decide on just one. So, I picked two - for the reason that somehow their stories and styles resonated with me. I've emailed each of them. To everyone else who posted and asked, I wish I could enhance all your stashes. I really enjoyed some of the truly creative ways of displaying stash for the flash.