Monday, March 01, 2010

Yippee -- I Won!

First, I could hardly believe the news that I had won in Yarnplayer's giveaway. Then, when the package arrived, I could hardly believe how beautiful the thread was. The little picture on the giveaway blog post doesn't do it justice. My own picture isn't quite bright and warm enough either.

Marilee was so generous to offer a giveaway, and then was doubly generous to include extra thread. The thread is all her Tiger Eye colorway, which is a really pretty blend of yellow and brown shades. I have been drawn to warmer colors lately, so this is just perfect. Here's what I got: not one, but two skeins of size 100. That's plenty for a big project. Dare I think doily? or maybe a wide handkerchief edge. And then a skein of size 3 perle cotton. I have been dabbling with big threads lately, and this is really thick. This will be an adventure to play with! And then, most unexpected, a skein of wool/silk lace weight yarn. It's so soft, I keep taking it out of the package to touch it. I wonder what I can make with this little skein, a lace collar perhaps?

If you aren't familiar with Marilee, the Yarnplayer, you need to visit her blog. She makes beautiful tatted jewelry and hand dyed thread, and has some great patterns, too.

Thank you so much, Marilee!


  1. Congratulations on your fabulous giveaway win! The threads are gorgeous! Enjoy!

    (Yarnplayer, isn't she just the BEST?)

  2. Glad that you like your prize :-)
    Have fun!

  3. Congratulations on winning! Yarnplayer has some beautiful thread colorways and you are so lucky to win something from her! I just ♥ both your blog and hers! Both of you are such nice people and fabulously talented tatters! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

  4. The HDTs are fab, I hope you are going to be able to show us what you used them for. I'm very tempted to buy some - well thats a first! Oh and by the way congratulations!

  5. What fun! Congrats and enjoy your beautiful thread1
    Fox : )