Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Like Christmas in March!

Last week, the UPS truck pulled up in front of our house and dropped off a big box. My brother in law and his wife didn't ever get it together to send out Christmas presents back in December, but eventually got around to it. Here was my haul:

3 skeins of baby alpaca. Have a closer look:

Here's the tag:

I don't think it's handspun, but obviously small production. This yarn feels wonderful! Even when I don't go looking for more stash, it finds me.

After my earlier post in which I mentioned finding my copy of Mostly Mittens on Overstock.com, I thought I better go back and have a peek at their knitting books these day. A peek led to a purchase, which came in today's mail. It felt like Speedy Delivery to me!




Christmas in March, indeed!

14 comments:

Emilee said...

Wow, that alpaca looks beautiful. I bet it's very soft too...

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the books, they've all been on my "maybe" list.

cpurl17 said...

Merry Christmas!

A gift in March must be extra fun!

Ruinwen said...

Beautiful alpaca!

Such neat books too!

What a lovely Christmas...and look I even have snow... :)

Ruinwen
:)

MollyBeees said...

Wow! You must have been a very good girl last year! Lucky!

Jenny said...

Wow, look at all that lace!

YarnThrower said...

Nice! Love the Alpaca!

I'm just happy when I don't get bills in the mail.....

Bezzie said...

I've got a brother like that too--always late with the presents ;-)

Arctic Lace! Palmer Represent!!!!

Sarah said...

More Alpaca!

yay!

And awesome books!

I love it, Christmas in March.

Michelle said...

The Andean Folk Knits is a great read. I found it to be interesting as well as having nice patterns. Enjoy your "holiday"!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I also just acquired both of those Marianne Kinzel books. They are chock full of eye candy. I love the pics of Chunky with the trees and snow and blue sky. Winter would be more fun if there were more days like that.

Cindy G said...

Ooo!, Ooo!, Ooo! such good mail. Enjoy it all you fortunate woman.

fathomknits said...

Nice alpaca! I have that andean knits book-- its pretty interesting. Havent knit anything out of it, but I like the history and travelogue parts a lot. It looks like you'll be busy for a while...

ZumaGirl74 said...

The shawl on the cover of Arctic Lace is gorgeous... I might just have to check that book out!

Batty said...

What a haul! Like Christmas and a birthday, all in the same day.