Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Henry VIII was waiting in our mailbox today when we got back from errands. I ordered the kit from Virtual Yarns, Alice Starmore's company in Lewis, Scotland. It came in a good size box that stuck out of the mailbox. Fortunately it hadn’t started raining. Amazing I didn’t have to sign for the box.

The box is heavy cardboard, carefully wrapped in brown paper with royal mail stamps and customs voucher. Inside the yarn is wrapped in tissue paper and has a Starmore seal holding the tissue paper closed. The yarn has an AS lable on each group of colors. There are many different sizes of skeins with no indication of yardage or weight.

The colors are just glorious with intermixed flecks of color in each skein. As a super treat to myself, this is worth the price for the kit. There is also a heavy stock paper pattern card in color with all sizes.

Is it mid September yet when the KAL (knit along) is going to start? I will try very hard to not even wind a skein because once that is done, I'll start to swatch and once I swatch, I'll start to knit. Henry's been put into a cloth box and set on the bookcase, in sight but out of reach - for now.


heidi said...

that looks soooo tempting:)

and yes, that is really a special treat:)

vanessa said...

how can you possibly wait?

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Sonya said...

Alice really knows how to package up yarn, doesn't she? I love opening VY packages.

I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. It sounds like she had a good life and your family celebrated that.

StephCat said...

Resist! resist!

Thalia said...

That looks like gorgeous, gorgeous yarn. Mmmmmmmm!

When will you start?