Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Fluffy post!

Recently the lovely Jillian from Mothy and the Squid ran a giveaway on instagram to celebrate reaching 4000 followers. Well I won! Such a lovely surprise, there may have been some squealing and bouncing around lol. Anyways, my prize arrived yesterday morning while I was out so today I picked it up from the post office and thought I'd show you how spoiled I've been :-)

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What a wonderful parcel to open! There's 450g of sock yarn here, that's going to take me while to knit through lol

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This one is "Cheer Bear's Rainbow" which is 100% merino I think. Jillian has crossed out part of the label so I might have made a mistake there. It's very pretty and soft so I think it needs to become some sort of shawl, hat or gloves

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"Spring Rainbow" is one of Jillian's lovely rainbow colourways. I've had a black version and a blue version of this idea which have knitted up really nicely into socks. I think that's what I'll do with this yarn but that may change if I think of something else that would suit better

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This one is my favourite I think. It's shades of blue and green. Sooo pretty. It's called "Kracken Ink" and it HAS to become a hat for me. Love it.

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Next up is "Foxglove" which is definitely not a colour I would have chosen with all the brown but it's so nice in real life. I expect it will also be knitted into socks so I'm looking forward to seeing how the pink and orange colours combine with the browns. I think I might need to branch out a bit in my yarn choices!

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Lastly is this pretty sock blank called "Early Blossom". I love how Jillian displays her sock blanks, they look so squishy. I've previously knitted some rainbow socks using a blank from her and they turned out beautifully. I've not unwound this blank yet to see it properly because it's so beautifully presented lol.

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As a lovely bonus I've also got 4 new stitch markers, aren't they cute :)

I had another session with my running trainer this morning. He was very mean and made us run up a hill. Bleugh. Pippin the puppy spent the morning in his crate so he's currently making up for lost time and sleeping next to me on the sofa so he gets lots of cuddles. I'm feeling very tired as had a few late nights recently and the running (ok jogging and walking!) is tiring as well. What a surprise ;-) I think I'm going to chill out for a bit before the children come home and hopefully find some energy somehere. And maybe I'll have a think about what to do with these new yarns


Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along

25 comments:

  1. Such beautiful yarn! I won Jillian's 1.5k followers competition on IG and have so far made a pair of socks (as a present for a friend) and a hat for my daughter (which I think we've since lost). The rest of the yarn is kept in a special box so I know where it is when I want treat yarn.

    Hope the running gets easier!

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    1. Aw that's a nice way of thinking about it. She does dye beautiful yarns, congrats on winning the 1.5k followers!

      Me too *winces*

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  2. you lucky lucky lucky duck!! So nice!!

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  3. I'm so glad you were the winner! There is some real nice yarn there. I'm partial to that pink/orange/brown skein. Sock blanks are so much fun to knit. You just never know what you're going to end up with.

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  4. Such a wonderful prize, such luxury, well done.

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  5. I love the brown and pink and orange!!! But all are lovely.

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    1. Yeah that one is really growing on me :)

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  6. What beautiful things to have received! I am sure that you will enjoy using them all! xx

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  7. Wow, some splendid yarn there. Can't wait to see the lovely items they become.

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  8. Wow, some splendid yarn there. Can't wait to see the lovely items they become.

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  9. Oh my goodness! What a great win!!! Congrats and enjoy!

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  10. Great yarn and the colors…wonderful. you have some serious knitting ahead of you.

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  11. Lucky Duck! What a fabulous prize - enjoy!!

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  12. That is one heck of a prize. Enjoy all that yummy sock yarn!

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  13. Good for you! I never win anything, ever. Nice haul!

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  14. Helen @ Brighter Beginnings27 January 2016 at 21:45

    The colours are lovely, what a lovely prize to win.

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