Can you hear that noise?
That shrill, slightly irritating noise?
That’s me, whistling. Because I’m a bit over-excited today.
The yarny bit of my prize from the Deramores Blog Awards has arrived.
I’ll show you in a minute, but first I want to feign a serious expression and show you a bit more of what I’ve been working on. Look! New project further progress, despite rampant over-exuberance:-
And as of this morning, it has yarn! (Because my yarny prize from Deramores arrived at the same time as a paid-for order from them, too. Happy days.)
I can’t wait to whip out the
new, from my Deramores prize below needles and start knitting. More on what this project is, and on the thinking behind its design, very soon…. I promise it’ll be worth the wait.
You want to see some yarn porn, though, don’t you? Face it, you didn’t come on here today to watch me doodling curlicues on graph paper. OK, I’ll show you.
First, there was an exceptionally large box, delivered when I was embarrassingly clad merely in pyjamas. (Fetching purple pyjamas, but nightwear nonetheless.)
And once opened, there was a rather sweet compliment slip. I’m a sucker for a kind word or two.
Want to see what was inside? £500 of knitting gear, that’s what. And there’s plenty more prize to come, in various forms. Thank you, Deramores. 🙂 (I’ve posted nice stuff about Deramores on here ages ago, long before they gave me a prize – I genuinely think they’re fabulous. And being a cynical old sod, I don’t say that about many corporate outfits.)
Unfortunately at this point, the toddler twinnage seemed to be under the impression that I should actually parent them, so all exploration of fibrous heaven was postponed. But later, I returned. And I saw this: 🙂 🙂 🙂
As I said, I’m happy. I’m grateful. And I’m whistling. Badly.
But although it was all beautifully packed when it arrived, getting it back into the box proved slightly more tricky. Oh well, I’ll just have to start knitting/crocheting it:-