Wednesday, August 29, 2007

You can't get much luckier than this...

I chose to knit on the Halcyon Aran sleeve last night and I was still fired up about it this morning. See how much I've got done:


Starting with a sleeve is great! It made a great swatch, and I still have the excitement of starting the main body before me as an enticement. But I'm going to have to put it away, because my yarn from Jamieson and Smith arrived today.

The flattened ball band on the left is from the last ball I knit onto the shawl. See those lot numbers? They match up, every one of them. You should have heard the noise I made! WOW! So now I can finish up my Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl and I don't even have to rip back what I started.

I'm going to contact those nice people in Scotland and give them a big Canadian thank you.

12 comments:

  1. wow, you are busy. Don't you just love it when you get new yarn? Hmmm. Happy knitting.

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  2. The Aran looks great and I think sleeves would make for great swatches.

    Getting the same dye lot would have me jumping around ecstatically too.

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  3. That sleeve looks great! I'm big on sleeves. No pun intended for myself... sigh.

    And boy yes, I'd be thrilled to have the same dyelot.... now you can knit happily until the end, and isn't that all we ever want? ;)

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  4. How nice to hear about a yarn company (or any company) that goes that extra mile.

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  5. Nice lookin' sleeve. Can't wait to see the whole project.

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  6. I made an involuntary "ooooh" when I saw that pretty red yarn! You've got some great projects going. Looks like a lot of fun!

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  7. Red is such a hard color to match, so you must be thrilled that the dye lots are the same!!

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  8. Oh, such delicious cable goodness *sigh*

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  9. Wow, the same dye lot. Do you have a magic wand?!

    Every time you post a photo of that red, it strikes me as being truly beautiful. You sure you don't want to enter the shawl in the fair??? --Syl

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  10. wow! that is so great about the yarn . . nothing worse than red yarn that doesn't match!

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  11. you are so freaking lucky. Would you mind sharing your horse shoe with me? ;P

    BTW, thanks for a great evening out Monday. I really needed it!

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  12. Fortunate on the dyelot, certainly. But that sweater is superb - now I see why you're so observant of other people's cabling!

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