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Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm a lucky lady ....

... I have been feeling really fortunate recently ... a warm glow of happiness ... why? Well I just feel really lucky ... lucky for lots of things.

Lucky for being able to craft all day long in the cutest rambling house ever, lucky for having a husband who seems to be going for "husband of the year 2008", lucky for a wonderful puppy who is ever so cute and lucky for having a loving family - both back home in the UK and here in the states. But I got REALLY REALLY lucky when Auntie Chris gave me SO much yarn that I feel overwhelmed with happy knitting thoughts. The yarn is made from her own sheep too - so it makes it an extra special homemade gift! I wasn't sure how to show you all just how much yarn there is ... so I laid it out on our dining room table ...
I want to get knitting right away ... but Castro wants to know what I'm going to make?
His question was a good one - so I took this perfect opportunity to find some inspiration ... (love love love craft books) ... and found the following two books ... my purchasing excuse is that I only have one skein of certain colors in my great haul of fabulous yarn and I don't want to waste any. One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit or Crochet by Leigh Radford and One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant - these are both filled with great little projects - and I'm still justifying buying yet more craft books - but it is great to be able to use up that odd skein of yarn left over from other knitting projects too.


  1. What an amazing gift your aunt gave you. Why doesn't anyone in my family have sheep?
    Happy Knitting!

  2. You really lucked out! What a fantastic gift and extra special because it's from your aunt's sheep. I hope you have lots of fun knitting away.

  3. that is a ton of wonderful yarn. Such a cute little pup too.

  4. Wow an aunt in a million. Purchases absolutely justified how else could you make sure the yarn was put to good use?

  5. what a lovely gift, the colours are gorgeous!

  6. You are lucky! I wouldn't know where to start with all that yarn.
    The Leigh Radford book is one of my favourites - I've made tons of the felted bowls!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Hi Rachael Rabbit, what a great name! I have just noticed your comment on Moogsmum's latest post, and noticed that we have West Sussex in common, so I thought I would take a nose in at your blog. How cute does your puppy look amongst those skeins, did you plonk him/her there, or did he/she settle down there by his/her own free will! x

  8. Oh what a cute dog Castro is and that amazing pressie from your Aunt lucky lucky you. Thanks for dropping by, so glad you did, I love your blog and I LOVE your work. My girls are always asking us for a rabbit especially as Miss Potter is one of our favourite films and everytime we watch it, the asking starts again!!


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