Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Green is the color of Friendship

Okay, really, so I have no clue what green means. Prosperity and good fortune, I think, but I'm in a hurry, so I'm not looking it up. I love green, and you aren't going to believe the green goodness that was on my front porch when I got home!


First - seriously, it was on top - was this. Amanda sent in my way as a thank you for the socks I sent her way. Y'all, my stash is in trouble, because this formerly variegated gal is in semi-solid love. Suddenly, I *NEED* solids or nearly so for my upcoming projects! I cannot wait to settle on a pattern for this soft, 400 yards of beauty. If you're looking for names Amanda, this one wants to be Alwington's Rolling Fields, named after my father's family's farm, which didn't have a single acre of flat field on it, but I still consider what's left (bite me WalMart thru Taylor Jr. High!) some of the most beautiful fields in the world.




I'm going to be a sight at my important meeting tonight, with my NH Kitting Mama yarn in my lap, and my new shawl wrapped around my shoulders on the first day we've topped 75 degrees in nearly a week. This is my prize from Grace's remarkable contest last week. If you thought it was lovely in her photo... I just wish you could all pop over and take turns draping it around your shoulders and fingering the variegated trim. So pretty! It's even more elegant than I aspire to be, but I'm going to wear it proudly and often, and perhaps by osmosis, I'll become a little more elegant and learn to knit lace too. (Shut up. I won't believe that sleeping with my notes under my pillows was a joke either.)


I want a real-life tea party, so you can try the teas that arrived today while you take turns petting my green gifts. (Fred will check you at the door. Don't let those sweet eyes fool you; he's territorial and he knows the yarn, shawl and whatever else you're eyeing stays in his house!) Seriously. Pout. At least I'm missing the standing Officers Meeting at the firehouse in favor of a much classier meeting with a cookbook publisher. Think my friends will drink tea with me if I bring it along? (Two of them would. They humor me. It's what they do, to keep me playing well with others, because for some silly reason, they think they need me on their committee. You know I love House, right? There's a reason...)


You gotta see this trim though. The solid green body of the shawl is lovely and so evenly knitted, but the trim (again, SHUT UP! I know I'm fickle, and at the top of the post, I pledged my love to semi-solid hand-dyed. That was in stuff I want to knit. This is in what I have wrapped around me.) is something else! Thank you again, Grace and Amanda, for making this a great day!

11 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

What gorgeous gifts! That yarn is gorgeous, Amanda!

And are you trying to tell me that sleeping with my lace book under my pillow won't work? Crap.

Sue J. said...

What a stunning shawl!! You are so lucky to have won it. I'd love to know what pattern and yarn she used. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Holly said...

Wow, you did have a great day. Grace's picture didn't do that shawl justice. It is gorgeous and I can see why you want to have a real tea party. You take that tea tonight.

Virtuous said...

Ooh some scrumptious yarn!! Really nice!

And look at your pretty shawl!

Looks like I need to join another KAL! @ Sensational Knitted Socks :o)

Devonshire said...

I think green might mean envy too and I sure am feeling it when I look at that lovely yarn as well as that gorgeous shawl. You are one lucky deserving lady. Congrats!!!

Nichole said...

OK, so if you ever get bored of that beautiful shawl, you know where to find it a new home... ha ha ha! Its gorgeous!!!

Pennie said...

now thats beautiful, enjoyed reading

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

green = envy. I too am envious of your lovely aquisitions!!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

green = envy. I too am envious of your lovely aquisitions!!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, I'm so glad you had a good day at the mailbox! This has been a great "swap" of our own! FUN FUN!

StarSpry said...

I love the yarn from Amanda...it's a beautiful color :)

The shawl is gorgeous!