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. ;)

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I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

24 thoughts on “thanks, dad

    • Hehe, I’m not sure if I should interpret this comment as meaning you have your own very strong opinion of the yarn, or that you’re just curious :)

  1. Aaaaaa, what a beauty !
    I didn’t had the opportunity to see and touch yarn packed this way…. Must be a wonderful feeling, very soft ?
    How many grams are in one thread?

    • Do I understand correctly that you’ve never held a skein of yarn that hasn’t been wound up into a ball? Ooooh it’s the best. And very addictive. Makes you buy yarn that really only looks good when it’s like that. And makes you hug it. And everything. :) These are 100g per skein. The first time my mom saw me haul some home, she said that all yarn used to be bought like that (back when she was knitting, in the 80s), and she thought it was old-fashioned. I explained that nowadays it was how the ‘fancy’ yarns were packed… :)

  2. Oh, you’re so lucky to have won such lovely yarn! Can’t wait to see what you’ll make with it. Also, thanks for posting on my blog about Vintage Baby Knits – I love it too! I’ve started the blanket and I’m excited to try some of the other patterns.

  3. Ooo, it looks lovely! They have so many gorgeous colors, but honey is one of my favorites. Have fun playing with your new yarn! : )

  4. Ooh how wonderful! I’ve been looking at that yarn a lot – the colors are so pretty! I’m definitely going to get some when I’m done with this yarn diet ;)

  5. It’s so funny, I had the same parcel arrive this week from Quince & Co – Honey Osprey as well…I have started knitting Aidez – I was inspired by Hannah’s blog as she used the same yarn but different colour – check out the progress on Ravelry (Noni26). I ordered the yarn on a whim, and I’m so glad I did – it is such a beautiful colour (will look great with denim) and so thick and squishy. It’s hot, hot, hot in Australia atm, but will hopefully be finished in time for the cold weather!! Can’t wait to see your finished object!!

    • That’s such a cool coincidence, we even took similar photos of it! I generally would have preffered the colour with a little less green in it, but I also came around when I thought of how it would look paired with denim. I’m making a sleeveless vest… By the way, your cabling looks great on Aidez, the cables pop so nicely in this yarn, I love it!

  6. The colour has really grown on me. The green in it gives it an astringent quality creating a real depth in it – and it changes colour at different times of day – have you noticed that? Pretty cool.

    • Yeah, I’ve definitely noticed it change colour! It’s cool, I think it might also change slightly when you start wearing it, depending on what you combine it with…

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