Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stitch Nation Adorable

A short time ago I received a very sweet
e-mail asking if I would like to try out some yarn...
Now I am always I tad unsure about e-mails offering me things
so I did a bit of research before I decided to just
give my address out...
What I found was a very beautiful range of yarn
and gorgeous pictures and patterns...
So I thought why not...
And then my package arrive...
Now to all my dear friends out there
it maybe time to hold your breath...
And now let out a Ahhhh!!!


This adorable box arrived and I can't keep my hands off it...


Yummy wool!!!

And these amazing colour paddles...
Oh I just want to frame them...



After many hours...looking...reading...
and well just feeling....
I just wanted to crocheter my little heart out...
But not before I managed a few pics for posterity...

Now for all my lovely American friends I am sure you must have
heard of this lovely yarn long before me...
But for those who are like me and haven't
Here are some photo's from the Debbie Stoller range...
Oh just sooooooooo Pretty...





Now before I whip myself into a yarn frenzy
I will give you all some links to find these products...

Stitch Nation Yarn

Red Heart

Now I will send out a huge thank you to the
lovely sweetie who plucked me out to send this package to...
Hugs...
and want to say
I can't wait for some Grandma Ruffles to start...
I will start with a project that is fairly easy
so everyone can get use to the pattern
and then there might even be a PDF in my etsy shop
coming out in February with a larger project...
Cross fingers...

and even a give-away at the end...
So I do hope these pictures have inspired you to
get out that hook and start whipping something up
or
visit these sites to get the creativity flowing...
I will be getting some more of this yarn
for my bigger project...
But I am still trying to beside what colours to use???
How to choose...
I have settled on the Bamboo Ewe yarn
as that is so soft...
Maybe some inspiration from everyone might help...
3 - 4 colours would be good...
What do you like???
Let me know...
Till next chat...

Happy Grandma Crocheting....

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love the colour swatch paddles, what a clever way to do them, and what fun to open a package with all that yummy yarn.

theprairiegirl.com

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh wow. I am green and purple and orange and a lovely cerise with envy!! They are beautiful.

clare's craftroom said...

What great stuff , where to start ...lucky you but I love that bag !

Leah said...

I just love that bag too! I have no idea which colours I would begin with!

Josie-Mary said...

Lucky you :)

ted and agnes said...

those colours are adorable & I love the crochet poncho in that fabby turquoise look forward to seeing what you whip up
Rachellex

chocolategirl64 said...

how divine!
love surprises ❥
colour comes from an inspiration I find :
season, situation : emotion : memory :
your combinations rock ^_*

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Oooh - that yarn looks absolutely delicious!

wonderwoman said...

o wow, what a fantastic parcel!! I could just sit and look at it all day - think i need to get that book - already have the knitting stitch and bitch one and gave 'the happy hooker' one to my son's girlfriend as she has just started to crochet!!!

xxx

Corrie said...

gorgeous you lucky thing! aren't the colours gorgeously bright! I must admit I haven't heard of them either! got a few of her books but wow didn't realise she did yarn too!

corrie;)

Bethel of Bethania said...

Congratulations & Jubilations to you... I'm so thrilled for you... even if a 'tad' jealous, but only just a 'tad'... a well deserved pick, I feel... shows you what you can received when you are such a giver - like you are...
Colours... yikes... with such beauties to choose from I wouldn't know either so do what I always tell my friends when they are in turmoil... 'Sleep on It'...
Talking sleeping on it I think I would sleep with the box it all came in myself...

craftyjemima said...

Wow what eye-candy!! Any chance this yarn is available in the UK? It is so pretty!!

Jak said...

Wanted to say my first shy hello. I have enjoyed following your blogs for a little while now. As you probably know, we are practically snowed in here in the UK, so can't get out, so will have to just stay put and crochet to keep warm.

How lucky are you to get some freebie wool, what a fantastic surprise and such beautiful colours. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

Best Wishes
Jak

Mrs Twins said...

I could think of a few things to make with this yarn, so beautiful. The colours are gorgeous
Congratulations!
Hugs and Love Suex

Leahdis said...

Loving the colours...it all looks good enough to eat, you lucky gal! Cant wait to see what you make, that shrug is just to cute!

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I can think of dozens of things I would like to make from al that lovely yarn. I absolutely love that bag, would it be rude to say I WANT it ?! Lucky you...

Tonya said...

I would like to know the pattern for that granny blanket photo. Do you have it?
:)

Betty Jo said...

Hi Michelle,
Happy new year.....
This is a link to a Romanian blog I think. You may have seen it, but I found it through flickr. http://lorette.ro/blog/braduti-impletiti-pentru-decor/

xx betty jo

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there have looked on the links you show but cannot find the capelet anywhere, would be perfect for my daughter, can you tell me where to find it please. Dev x

Annie said...

What gorgeous patterns - I LOVE it all!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for the yarn love...
I think the caplet and bag will be coming out in the 2010 February booklet the blanket pattern should be out in a booklet already but will look into it...
I have just finished taking the pics for my next tutorial and I have ended up with 55 images so I really need to work on that...
I think that would make for a huge post...

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! I am a recent follower...I love your stuff. I am so jealous! That yarn looks absolutely delightful! Those colours! Mmmmmm.

Kristin said...

Oooooh, lucky, lucky you!

6p00e553feb2ab8834 said...

So beautiful! But even more beautiful once you work your magic with it. I can't wait to see what you do! xoxox.

Elaine said...

Wow!! how lucky are you! beautiful wool (or yarn as you call it in the US) Loving your blog
Elaine

Pomona said...

Lovely yarn - lucky you!

Pomona x

sexy said...

No pains, no gains..........................

Mrs Knitaddict said...

That' s the sort of post I' d like to get hehe
Enjoy it Michelle!

Dolly
(Another wooladdict talking)....

celinahex said...

hey -- so glad you like the yarn! can i please one of your gorgeous still life shots on my web site for the yarn? lemme know: stitchnbitch@bust.com thanks.
-debbie

celinahex said...

oh - sorry - as for the patterns, there are a number of free ones (including the granny square blanket) available on the site: http://www.stitchnationyarn.com

craftyjemima said...

Hi, I love your blog and have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Visit my blog to collect it:
http://craftyjemima.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-blog-award.html
Nerys x

oldflowers4me said...

i just had tosay hello...singing and skipping-jo

Mary Ann said...

Lucky you...beautiful yarn!
Can't wait to see the up-coming PDF's in your shop!!! ;o)

Svana Valería said...

hi youre blogg is so much fun to follow ,look forward to see what you come up with nect