I kept waiting for a sunny day to photograph my last package from my SP12 secret pal. Let me let you in on a little secret, folks… I don’t do sun. I know I’m supposed to take flash-free photos. I know that the photos are supposed to look better, more professional, and true-er. Well, guess what? That’s part of the reason I sometimes post infrequently. I have some nice yarn or a finished item that I want to show off, but it’s 11:30 at night. I tell myself “I’ll take a photo tomorrow during the day” and then I don’t. I work during the day, and often leave while the sun is still rising (or at least not bright enough to give good light). I get home once the sun has set (most of the year), and on weekends I get busy inside with Jakob and house stuff and forget to run outside and take a cute picture of my baby sweater on a park bench. If I take flash-less photos indoors then I end up with really dark, blurry images that I delete right away. So until I’m on maternity leave again and can actually be home during the daylight hours, photos with flash are all you’re going to get.
All that being said, sorry for the delay Secret Pal, and here are the photos:
In what is (sadly) the last package of SP12, my pal really spoiled me. I got some beauty supplies, some yarn, a funky fabric bag, and a magazine. That is the exact issue of KnitScene that I was reading about on Knitting Daily recently, and admiring some of the sweaters inside it.
Some really yummy-smelling, vanilla-scented body whip that looks as thick as marshmallow fluf, and a bar of body exfoliant in the same scent.
The best part of the package is this GORGEOUS Estelle yarn called Cadenza (Rav link). It’s 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Tussah Silk, and the sheen on this thing is just stunning. Not only that, but it is in blues! My favorite color! I have no idea what to make with it (am I fancy enough to wear socks with silk in them?) but it will definately be something special!
Thank you so much Secret Pal! (Who, by the way, it turns out is Andrea, who blogs here and who knit Jeannie, which is still one of my big “want-to-knit”s that I even have the yarn for already.
October 20, 2008 at 12:24 am
Wow, what a great package! That yarn looks beautiful, and I’ll have to check out that Knitscene.
October 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm
Lovely package. Andrea was my downstream pal.
November 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm
I have some Estelle Cadenza in my stash, yummy stuff!
Great loot from your pal!