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.