Friday, May 28, 2010

Knit Picks order has arrived!

I'd like to thank everyone for the wonderful anniversary wishes. We had a wonderful day, and are looking forward to many more anniversaries to come.

When we got home, I found two packages waiting for me by the door. My Knit Picks order has arrived! This includes the Blocking Mat I posted about earlier and a few yarns.

I will post pictures of the Citron shawlette I blocked last night, but the light in our office has been so bad because of the storms we have been experiencing. Anyway, I love this mat--it gives such flexibility to add and remove panels as you see fit, even in the middle of blocking.

As for the yarn, I am uber excited! I have never ordered yarns online before because I am such a tactile person and a stickler for squishiness, but  I've heard so many wonderful things about Knit Picks yarns that I thought I'd take a chance. Plus, with their great pricing, I didn't feel like I had much to lose.

I ended up ordering the Shine Sport Yarn, because I am a sucker for modal. I was really pleased when I received the yarns--the colors matched the swatches on the websites pretty well, and while the yarn definitely had that absorbent feeling cotton has, it is very soft and has a wonderful silk-like sheen to it.

Well, that's pretty much it for now. I'll post pictures of the knitted gift I hinted at a few days ago and my shawlette soon. Have a happy 3-day weekend, everyone!

Colors pictured (L-R): Bison, Blush, Green Apple


  1. Hi there! I'm glad you like your Knit Picks yarn. I've never ordered from them but have a $50 gift card s I'm going to check it all out! I found you through Ravelry, by the way. I'll link my name to my blog if you want to check it out!

  2. Love the yarn, and the blog! I've never ordered any yarns online either until now, but I am waiting for my first order of the 'Attic24' inspired-Lucy Creative Color Pack from England - can't wait to feel it! Let us all know how you like working with the Knit Picks yarn!

  3. I never ordered yarn online either until a few months ago when I got a couple skeins of Knit Picks Palette. I ended up liking it a lot. The colors of your Shine Sport look great together! Can't wait to see what you make with it.

  4. Thanks for the comment, Suzie!

    Susan - I think I'll be ordering some color cards from Knit Picks because of how pleased I am with their yarns. I've been looking at Palette for a shawl in the future; the colors really are endless!