Saturday, March 7, 2009

Woolgirl happiness

Nasty stomach virus germs, run for your life! The doors and windows are open. A can of lysol and a warm breeze are clearing out the house today. Your miserable life here is soon to come to an end. Mah-mah-mah-cough (evil laugh).

And what better way to celebrate the death of this virus that nearly was the death of me? Yarn goodness of course! And Woolgirl was just the ticket! I was lucky enough to get in on the Woolgirl 2009 sock club and boy am I excited!!! The first package arrived the other day and I couldn't be happier with the surprises that were inside!
The theme for this package was Cleopatra - being the Queen of your knitting. Everything included fit the Eqyptian feel of the Pharaoh herself. Let's start with the yarn treats.That, my friends, is the intriguing and 'oh my pharaoh's stars above I can't believe I'm touching something this soft and yummy' Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Sock yarn in Gold Dynasty. The coloring is a little washed out in the photo and is more like the desert sun reflecting off of the queen's jewlery. It's 450 yards of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Nylon. That's right, is said 450 yards. Do you think I have enough here to mummify myself in?

Two patterns were included - one sock and one scarf - both specially designed specifically for this particular yarn and the Cleo theme. Thank you both Elizabeth Warner and Lisa Dykstra for beautiful creations!

There was also this great Lantern Moon silk project bag, a Mama Llama stitch marker, a Queen of knitting pen, calendar magnet, sample SOAK, and hand lotion hand made from Rachel Rene. And check out this cute pyramid box and what I found inside from Gayle's Chocolates!

Since this queen has got some knitting to get to, I leave you with a shot of the hand made card from Willa Landino and wish all my fellow queens of knitting a happy, healthy, and beautiful weekend.


IrishgirlieKnits said...

It was an amazing kit, wasn't it!! Totally made my day!! I think I had chocolates in my kit too ;) but they are long gone!!!

Happy weekend!

Grace said...

that is fantastic, I love the yarn

Virtuous said...

That is a fabulous sock kit!!

Hope you are feeling much better now :o)

Channon said...

What a great sock kit! Makes me even more eager to see the lace club shipment... soon, I hope?

Reckless Glue said...

wow that is a pretty serious HAUL!

km said...

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Lisa said...

Glad that the illness has run it's course and you are okay!

That is quite a haul and you should be totally excited by all the goodness it contained! I love Egyptian themes and I can't wait to research that yarn and those patterns!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

The yellow is GORGEOUS! I ... need ... some ... NO, no I don't. I'm doing just fine knitting from stash. I have a great stash of ... oh sheesh. You know how that goes... enjoy!!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

PS I nominated you for a blog award. C'mon over and check it out.