I've been eyeing Cuddlebums yarn for a few months now, Jodi dyes the most amazing rainbow yarn, and she happened to have a rainbow market night a few weeks before my birthday so I asked my sister (very nicely) if she might buy me some Cuddlebums yarn. And she obliged, sending me two beautiful sock-weight skeins.
The top skein is pale melted crayon, the second is a double rainbow - one pastel rainbow and one bright rainbow in the same skein, very clever and very beautiful.
I also added an extra skein to the order, twilight rainbow, where half the skein is a rainbow and the other half is purple (my favourite colour).
As you can imagine I am very excited about getting started with this yarn, I just have to get a couple of other things done first.
My other sister is also aware of my current love of sock weight yarn, so sent me some surprise yarn, Drops Delight in Turquoise/purple print. The colours are perfect, and I think this will become a shawl as I'm not sure about knitting socks in single ply yarn.
One of my Monday night knitters bought me an unexpected present, a lovely quirky set of fruit stitch markers from Crafty Cat on Etsy. I am looking forward to using these, and need to find a pattern with lots of lace repeats so I can use them all at once!
A uni friend who lives in Cumbria sent me these gorgeous daffodil stitch markers from Wychwood Dreams. They're going to be perfect for mid-winter knitting when I need a little sunshine!
The aforementioned Monday night knitter has a friend who makes beautiful project bags, so I requested one from my sister in law who sent me this fab yarn print bag. Isn't it gorgeous! It's also really roomy and very well made. I love it!
Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes, presents and cards. Two more birthday posts to go, and there might even be a bake and a competition to go with them...