Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oh my

I received the most fabulous package on Thursday, completely out of the blue, which cheered me up no end - it's been a frustrating week at work, so this was a lovely surprise.

A month or so ago, I won a prize from m1k1, for commenting on one of her posts. It was a surprise prize, in that I didn't know what it was going to be until it arrived.

And so when I unwrapped this, I was blown away! The most fabulous lace, in a cashmere/silk blend, knitted on 2.5mm sticks!! It is just the softest, lightest, most lovely thing, the photos really don't do it justice.
I can't decide if I want to wear it as a lovely light scarf, or use it as a table runner. Wearing it would allow me to feel the most amazing softness of the yarn and to show off the colour, but it would of course scroonch the pattern up and spoil the blocking. Using as a table runner means I can display it in all its glory, but won't have quite the same pleasure in touching it as much! I guess I'll do the latter though - I can't quite bring myself to scroonch it up!
Thank you so much Jen, it was so much more than I ever expected and I love it!! And if you haven't checked out her blog, A Little Bit Crafty, check it out to see the most amazing lace knitted on very very VERY small sticks!!

15 comments:

Bells said...

oh, it's as beautiful as you described it to me. What a special, special gift.

I'd display it, too, I think. Isn't it funny to think it could be both?! How many knitted items can you say that about?

Michelle said...

Scroonch it! Scroonch it! It deserved to be worn and admired and felt.

Jen is one of the most generous bloggers out there, and yes, her stuff is amazing!

m1k1 said...

Ta, all. I think scroonching is in order. Now it has been blocked, it won't go schloooopfzzz until it's washed.

PrincessPea said...

Wow - what an amazingly generous gift! It looks delightful on your table, I'd display it too.

MadMad said...

Wow - beautiful! Can you do both? Table runner when you're not wearing it (and when no one is going to spill anything) and scarf when you need one. It's stunning!

Alwen said...

oooo, now you're lucky I can't scroonch it through the monitor! (Fiber people always want to feel things.)

Lynne said...

It is indeed very beautiful - I can understand your dilemma.

del said...

How lovely! And perfect timing too.

Sarah said...

Wowzer that is an awesome prize.

Georgie said...

Lucky duck! What an amazingly beautiful gift. I would be equally torn....but I think in the end I would wear it, as it was intended.

Carol said...

Oh my gosh it's gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. You lucky duck. What a prize.

kim said...

Lucky you. That scarf is beautiful. How great would that be with grey?! or black or anything really....

Ann said...

It's gorgeous & you are so lucky to have it!

Michele said...

this is gorgeous! and i'm in the wear it camp.

Jejune said...

Oh wow, that is utterly stunning!