Tonight was a good night. You want to know why? Well here is the reason you all will most understand…
My birthday is not until the end of the month, but my parent’s are in town visiting now so tonight we celebrated my birthday early as a family. My Mom is one of those incredibly thoughtful gift givers–she always trys really hard to get you things you want and would like. So what did I get…well yarn of course!
So maybe it all fell on the ground outside when the bottom of the box blew out as I was trying to bring it home. Kara promptly pulled out her camera and documented my fumbling efforts to pick it all up. Not really sure why she didn’t help me pick them up instead. Anyway, here are the close ups:
15 skeins of this beautiful wool blend
8 skeins of this teal cotton
I love them both. As soon as presents time was over I decided to swatch with the wool.
So here is what I am thinking…Exmoor Jacket from the RYC Classic Alpaca book.
My gauge is slightly off (pattern is 5.5 and my gauge is 5) but I am thinking I might be able to make it work by doing a smaller size. I will have to investigate more but I do think the yarn is the perfect color and texture. Oh, I love a new project.
Thanks Mom (oh yeah, and Dad.)
The following 15 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Oh, I think it would work if you knit the smaller size :). The yarn does look beautiful. Happy Birthday…a bit early :).
Happy Early Birthday! What an awesome set of parents you have there.
lucky girl!! what are you thinking for the teal cotton? I have something very similar and am at a loss, other than maybe a tank.
I think that yarn will be wonderful for the pattern – what a great jacket!
*snicker* great pic Kara! Love the yarn you got from your parents! How thoughtful.
Thank you for the compliment of the beret! I have to say that you look rather stylish yourself picking up the yarn! I’d wish my sister could understand the importance of FO-pictures in blogland so that I could show you my rambling rose.
Good luck with the exmoor jacket!
At first glance I thought that was a pic of *you* with the horsie. You’ll look as fabulous as the model in the knit! 🙂
Wow, that’s a nice birthday gift! Your mom definitely knows how to shop for you!
That teal is gorgeous!! I’m excited to see all of the fun stuff that comes to fruition. Your mom is just…. i don’t have any words… she just rocks!!
Gorgeous yarn. I think the brown tweed will be perfect as that sweater jacket. The teal cotton looks like it just SHINES. Also…. love the boots!!
The yarn is amazing and I LOVE that sweater — so you! The teal would look amazing in a scarf around your neck like in that picture!
Your mom sure knows how to pick out the yarn! Happy birthday 🙂
mmm yummy yarn! how lucky you are.
and i *luv that cardigan pattern. cables!
**ahem** yarn all over the ground?! box breaking?! it would appear to me that perhaps you just had too much of a good time out, more like it! ;0) kidding. x
The yarn looks great, even if it is all over your front step!
You have such a nice Mom and Dad, to find you the perfect yarn presents for your birthday! The Rowan sweater is gorgeous and I’m looking forward to seeing your photos of it.