thanks, dad

My dad works for the post office. He’s not a postman or anything, but he knows all the postmen and postwomen in our area. It doesn’t really mean much for me, apart from the regular “Say hello to your dad” I get from our postman when I’m signing for a letter or parcel. But when I heard the familiar buzz of the postman’s motorcycle near our house this morning, and when my dad called me downstairs minutes later, I grew curious.

Well, this is what was happening. The postman had a relatively large parcel for me, and normally he would’ve just delievered a notification and made me go to the post office (which is rather out of the way) to pick it up. But, since he knew it was for my dad (or his family), he decided to bring it along. It wasn’t heavy or anything, but rather bulky and understandably not something he would want to manouvre on a motorcycle on a regular basis. Oh, but if only he knew what goodness he was carrying around with him!

The wonderful designer Hannah Fettig organized a giveaway recently, generously offering several of her new patterns and some lovely yarn. I’ve only discovered Hannah’s blog recently and I love it, I always cheer up when I see there’s a new post! Also, the little baby pullover which I recently started on an impulse is made by one of her patterns – pure and awesome simplicity. And I’m sure I don’t even have to mention her numerous cardigan patterns – you are bound to know about them already.

The yarn that was included in the giveaway was Quince and Co. These yarns seem to be all the rage in the knitting world lately, and I’ve been dying to try them out. I even considered ordering some, but the current state of my bank account simply did not allow it. Thanks to Hannah (and quite a bit of luck!), I now have a full 400 grams to play with and try out to my heart’s content!

The colourway is called honey, but to me it looks like pure gold! I’ve given it loads of hugs already and we’re getting along quite nicely. :) The skeins feel pretty tightly put together, but there are significant hints of squishiness breaking through nonetheless. It’s 100% wool, but I haven’t been able to detect any scratchiness whatsoever!

I can’t wait to start knitting with this, but I also want to make sure it is used for a very special project, so I’ll give it careful thought. For now, just having it here has made my day bright and sunny! Thanks, dad. ;)