Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Wonderful Sussy Came My Way!

Last night I came home from work and my sussy had arrived. The box felt very light and made no sound as I shook it. I also did not recognize the sender's name and could make no connection with the return address...................hmmmmmmm......

Of course, I opened it without taking my coat off. I had said my favorite color was vibrant blue and that I collected beads and yarn. I was impressed to open the box and see beautiful blue tissue paper. Inside the tissue was a lovely cloth bag, also in blue, with something soft and squishy in it.

At the ends of the drawstrings which closed the bag were two little blue beads wrapped in wire.

I opened the bag and it contained two skeins of luxurious yarn - Peruvian alpaca/wool by Cascade Yarns and kettle dyed merino yarn by Malabrigo. Mercy - this person must be a crafter herself, for she knows her stuff! (Aplaca is yarn made from llama fur; merino is from a particular kind of sheep, known for its softness.)

The gears in my head were already cranking with ideas for what I would make from it.

After taking off my coat, I folded the bag up neatly. But wait, there was something else in it. Beads. Blue beads. Beautiful blue beads.


My sussy is Amalas, over at Plastic Pancreas. We have not met, but I am hoping to have a very interesting and talented new friend. Thank you, Amalas, for the thoughtfully chosen sussy. I will be sure to put up a pic of whatever I decide to make with the yarn.

And super thanks to the soul-sisters,Amylia and Beth for organizing this very fun activity.


George said...

That is awesome. I can't wait to see what you make!

Donna said...

What perfect gifts for you! I know you'll make something beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Soooooo pretty... Amalas is awesome! :)

Molly said...

Good timing!
You probably should start knitting a sweater or scarf. It's supposed to be ,what, like -10 tonight with a -35 windchill. Brrrrr!
What a thoughtful gift.

kitter said...

What a lovely gift!! Such stunning colours!!

Karen said...

What a wonderful package!! I have to agree with you, she must be a knitter or crocheter. Malabrigo and Cascade are hard to beat!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm glad you like everything! I had a great time picking out just the right color of yarn for you. I could not pass up that beautiful Malabrigo. I can't wait to see what you make! =)

Scott K. Johnson said...

Very cool.