Attention Mail Carriers

It is now safe to drive down S___ Drive without fear of the crazy long-haired woman in the grey house.

I repeat: it is now safe to drive down S___ Drive. The crazy long-haired woman in question has received the package of yarn she’s been pestering you about and has returned to her home where she can adore it and pet it and coo at it.

Her husband, who is responsible for this whole mess in the first place, appreciates your understanding and hopes you will be as patient for the following three shipments.


My first shipment for Year of Lace 2009 arrived. My mother left me a comment last week about how I had all these blue projects on the go at the same time, and we figured it would be just the universes style if this first shipment were blue…

It’s not blue. It’s green.


And brown


Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace Multi custom dyed in a colorway titled Mossy Oak. It’s 1250 glorious yards of 50/50 silk and wool, and I am absolutely in love with it.

More pictures? Yeah, I thought so.




I can’t believe I had to come to work today rather than knit. Sometimes being a grown-up is just about more than I can bear.

The pattern for this project, Ancient Woodlands, was designed by Miriam Felton, who designed both the Adamas and the Icarus Shawls. She’s done a number of beautiful designs, go check her out.


Trees. Great big ones, with cables for the upper branches, which will pull the middle portions of shawl in, making it narrower and giving a curved edge.


I’ve got the feeling that this project is going to push my boundaries and get me working outside the box, and I can hardly wait to get started.

Please, somebody tell me why I’m at work instead of knitting. But you’d better make it good, because I can just hear this yarn calling to me.

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10 Responses to Attention Mail Carriers

  1. Rose Red says:

    Heh, the only reason I can think of why it’s good to be at work is because it gives you the money to be able to buy more of this goodness without feeling too guilty.Oh my, gorgeous yarn, love the pattern!! (if you really want to go OTT when you wear it, pair it with a long flowing gown, and put little braids and loops in your hair, and you will be an elf straight out of LOTR!!!) Love it!

  2. Bells says:

    Oh nice. Very, very nice. I have a skein of that too which I have been loving since the day it became mine.

  3. Anna says:

    Listening to the soundtrack from the Mama Mia!-movie and just getting to “Money, Money” when i read your post, I don’t think I can come up with anything but the word “money” as an explanation to why you’re at work…I love the yarn and from what I can see, the lace shawl is lovely too! Lucky you!

  4. Mrs J says:

    The yarn is stunning, the colours from deep in a woodland – I agree with Rose Red, the Elves would be wearing it to return to the west! Look forward to the shawl!

  5. Donna Lee says:

    That is gorgeous. I can’t come up with a single good reason (getting paid aside) for staying at work and not rushing home to knit with that beautiful stuff.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m really sorry about this work ethic thing, I didn’t realize what all of the long term effects would be.WOW! That yarn is absolutely gorgeous, and the the pattern is stunning. You may be challenged, but I know you will do it beautifully.Enjoy, laura

  7. Oh Beautiful! Beautiful yarn! And what a pattern. I hope she puts it out for general retail sometime because that pattern is just amazing!Enjoy knitting!!!

  8. lilypily says:

    OH! I want to make that Shawl!!!! That is gorgeous and so is that yarn. You lucky girl. I’m greeeeeeeeeen with envy. Will be eagerly watching your progress with this one.

  9. Alwen says:

    I love green, but so far this year I’ve been knitting with blues, too.I hate the internet, because I want to reach out and pet your yarn. (And yes, I can just see you hugging it and keeping it out of my reach! 🙂

  10. oooohhhhhhhhhhhhh……. how gorgeous (the yarn, and even moreso, the pattern). I can’t wait to watch your progress on it.

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