Monday, January 26, 2009

Charlotte and Emily

Have you ever had one of these parcels? They are very lovely parcels containing the very loveliest of squishy knitty stuff. It is unfair and even rude to say that Posh Yarn is 'stuff'. But it is very, very gorgeous and if you are a novice to the Sunday Night Scramble, I suggest you settle down for fun one Sunday at 7 pm. It's like the first day of Harrods sale. Show no mercy. Take no prisoners. It's each to their own out there.

And just look at what I managed to grab this week. This is Charlotte - Merino and Silk - in Three Wishes colourway.

And when I first saw this one on the Preview page, I squealed. I actually squealed. It is Emily. My favourite ever of all my many favourites. I have made many things in this yarn. It is as close to perfection as yarn can get. And as we all know, yarn is practically perfect anyway.

Oh those colours. Enough to brighten up any miserable January day.

I have been tempted further by this Queen of Sock Makers into buying this book. As Emily is a perfect yarn, this is a perfect book. The writing, the photos, the patterns, everything. It was described to me as 'Dangerous' and how right is that. I want to give up work. I want to give up cooking, washing, ironing, hoovering (OK, so I wanted to do all that before). I want to stay inside and lock the doors, take the phone off the hook, unplug the telly. I want to knit every single sock (bar one) in the book. And to be quite honest, I have enough sock yarn to do just that!

To complete my rather wonderful few days of loveliness, I have been given an award. I could do the whole Kate Winslet thing, but I shan't (too much knitting to do so must hurry up). Yes. I have been given a Premio Dardos Award.

Is it wrong to admit that I have never heard of this? But it sounds very grand indeed. The Award says - now get this - it “aims to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web”.

I'm really pleased to get this award, I don't understand what it means, but it sounds good. I am naturally quite a modest being. The thought of anybody reading my ponderings on life makes me feel very happy and somewhat humbled.

So I thank you Dee for giving me this award. I curtsy at your graciousness. (And also the cleverness of the hand-spun on your blog today!)

I have to pass this award on to 15 other people. 15? Blimey, that's a lot of people. I couldn't possibly pick 15 though from my list of Blogs I Like from the side. I might upset the ones I leave out. So I won't do that. I love reading all the blogs in my side bar. So I pass it out to everyone there. I'm sure that some of those people don't ever pass this way, so that'll bring it down to the right number won't it?


wonderwoman said...

i quite fancy a scramble! such lovely yarn and gorgeous colours! well done on the award!


trashalou said...

Have you awarded that way to create a scramble of your own?

Working Mom Knits said...

MMmmmm...Posh Yarn. Gorgeous! I bow to the brilliance of your selections. And congratulate my faithfulness to the no-new-yarn-until-March 31st deal I have going with TB. We needn't tell him that I managed to get into a super special 2009 sock club before Jan 1st.

Packing for Miami - completely forgot that I would need to take SUMMER CLOTHES!!!! Thank goodness my co-worker called to remind me :) *dipping back into the attic stash of clothing bins*

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I love the yarn you managed to snaffle. Which patterns will you chose for these beauties?

Kitty said...

I have a scarf that WMK made for me using Posh Yarn. It is scrummy. Cant wait to see what you do with it - love the green/reddy-orange mix one in particular. x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

ooooh! yummy goodness! off to look at that book now!

Lucy x

Rhiannon said...

I'm confused about this whole scramble thing - do you buy the yarn or is it a potluck situation?
Its lovely either way, and have fun knitting it in to socks (you know you want to abandon normal life for a bit really...)

Moogsmum said...

Ooh - what delicious yarn!! I bet you're knitting it up already :-)