Thursday, 10 January 2019

Yarny Gifts

As usual, I was very spoilt at Christmas, I received a wide selection of wonderful gifts from family and friends and I thought I'd show you just a few which were knitting and yarn related.


This is everything all together but I'll show you each thing in a bit more detail.


Mick bought me three full skeins of yarn: a sock set from Lay Family Yarn in the Hot Chocolate colourway. This set comes with a 20g mini for coordinating cuffs, heels and toes. Biffsugar Yarns in the Waterlily colourway and Sherry Iris in the Pumpkin Season colourway which came with a sachet of tea and a lavender sachet keyring.


Mick also bought me a pack of 10g mini skeins from Hedgerow Yarns to add to my blanket and a Socker's Rule which will take the guesswork out of sizing when I'm knitting socks for other people. I've often mentioned how I like to support small businesses and how buying from them is such an enjoyable experience. The parcels are usually beautifully wrapped and there's often little extras included in the parcel but just look at everything which Jane from Hedgerow Yarns popped in this parcel. There was an extra 20g mini skein, a little scented candle and a lavender bag, very welcome little extras.


My dad had asked Mick if he knew anything I particularly wanted for Christmas and asked him if he'd get it for him and my mum to give to me. Mick bought me a set of KnitPro Zing interchangeable needles last year and had remembered me saying that I'd like a set of the double pointed needles in different sizes so this is what I got from my mum and dad, along with some money to treat myself. There's six different needle sizes in the set which will be very handy for hat and sleeve knitting along with other things which are knit in the round.


Eleanor bought me a skein of yarn from Ducky Darlings in the Confetti colourway which came with a couple of sweeties but they were scoffed whilst I was still opening presents, but the piece de resistance were the little piggy progress keepers.


She'd bought these from Scruffy Dog Eco on Etsy, a shop I'd never heard of before. Aren't they the cutest? I have a thing for pigs!

My family know me so well, they always buy me the most wonderful gifts, I'm very lucky.

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  1. Lovely gifts.They are going to keep you busy for a long time.

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    1. I'm spoilt for choice when choosing yarn for a project, I have so many beautiful colours to choose from.

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    1. Very happy! It does put a smile on my face when I look at all my beautiful yarn.

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  3. plenty of wonderful yarn for you, I have the sock ruler and found them great when knitting hubby's socks.

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    1. I do knit quite a lot of socks for other people so I think the ruler will come in very handy.

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  4. It's like being in a sweetie shop! So scrumptious! I often go on ebay just to look at these gorgeous yarns, but I've never bought anything. And I'm on Ravelry, so I look at all the gorgeous projects that have been knitted using these yarns. I will succumb one day LOL Best, Jane x

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    1. It is, so many scrummy things. Don't look on Etsy if you don't want to be tempted, most of the dyers have shops on there and there's so much temptation.

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    2. Why did you tell me that?! I've been looking on Etsy :O LOL xx

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    3. Ha ha, I did warn you! It's like a rabbit hole on there once you go down it, I get lost for hours before I come up for air.

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  5. The sock ruler has been in my mind for a while, I just did not mention it to anyone, I will rectify that in time for my birthday.

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    1. I think the sock ruler will be very handy when I'm knitting socks for other people, no more guessing their size. The thing with crafters is that there's always something to buy them when it comes to birthdays and Christmas.

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  6. Such lovely gifts and the yarn is beautiful.
    Liz

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    1. I was really pleased with everything, especially the yarn. I just need to find the perfect projects to use it for now.

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  7. Lovely gifts Jo, looks like that little haul will keep you busy for a while :-)

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    1. Definitely. It's lovely to have such a beautiful choice of yarn when I start a new project.

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  8. Yarny gifts are the best kind. Closely followed by bookish gifts, and chocolately gifts :)

    You received some beautiful yarn. I think the waterlily colourway is my favourite. I think I'd just sit and look at it instead of knitting with it. It's so pretty!

    xx

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    1. I agree with you there, I'm never disappointed to open yarn, books or chocolate. I really love all the colours of the yarn, hard to choose a favourite, my family know me so well.

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  9. Sevgili Jo, ├žorap cetveli harika bir fikir, ilk kez duydum. Hediyelerinle mutluluklar...

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    1. Thank you. The ruler will be so useful when I'm knitting socks for other people, I won't have to measure their feet or get them to keep trying the socks on as I knit them.

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  10. Lovely gifts and the piggies are adorable!

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    1. I think I did a little squeal when I opened the piggies, they're so cute.

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  11. That's a great haul of stuff from the family, how lovely.
    The sock ruler looks great and so useful, I think I NEED/WANT one of those.
    Sweet pigs, they seem popular for people to love, a bit like sheep.
    Happy knitting with the new needles.

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    1. The sock ruler was a surprise from Mick, I'd never mentioned it before so I think he was perhaps trying to tell me that he'd like some more hand knitted socks. I'll have to see what I can do.

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  12. Such beautiful and thoughtful gifts, you are one very blessed lady. Love the piggies, a real delight.

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    1. I am, my family really spoil me. I just love those piggies.

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  13. You are stocked up, for a while!!!! :-)))))))

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    1. I am. I think it will be a while before it even gets started on as I like to ponder over what to make when I receive new yarn, it's nice just to look at it for a while.

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  14. Lovely yarns, what well thought out presents your received. I´m sure you will be contemplating your next projects with gleeful anticipation xcx

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    1. I am. I'm really lucky, my family know exactly what I'd like and I'm always thrilled when I open my presents.

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  15. What lovely gifts... I can't wait to see what you make!

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    1. I'm already thinking of future projects but I also like to just look at new yarn for a while and enjoy it in the skein.

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  16. How smashing, you'll get so much pleasure from those gifts, and so will we!

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    1. I did so well for yarny gifts this year, I was very spoilt.

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  17. It's always nice to get gifts that relate to your hobbies. It's a lovely surprise when you open parcels and find such pretty yet useful presents inside along with those little extras such as the candle, lavender bag, key ring and pig progress keepers. I can just imagine you feeling the squishy parcels and nobbly bits beforehand. Opening parcels is great fun.

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    1. I think it's easier to buy gifts for people who have hobbies too, I enjoy listening for any little hints of things they'd like or doing a bit of research myself to find things which relate to their hobby. I've got so many hobbies that I think I'm very easy to buy for.

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  18. Fabulous gifts you lucky thing, I'm quite jealous. :) xx

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    1. I was definitely spoilt, I'm very lucky.

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  19. Re: Your question about the water, on my Topic of The Lot Next Door...

    One of the builder's men told us, that for now, it is staying beneath the cellar. They have a pumping system in place. Which will pump it up, and into street.

    Which we wondered about... But the house, on the next corner down, has a spring in their cellar. And they pump water out, into the street......

    None of this will effect us, as they are lower than us. And it will not flow, past our lot.

    And that is as far as I know.

    Thank you for wondering.

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    1. That doesn't sound good. It's one thing to spring a leak but quite another to start off with one.

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  20. You deserve to be spoiled, Jo -- all the lovely things you make your family. As a non-knitter, I'm not sure what progress keepers are but I think I can guess. Happy new year! P. x

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    1. Progress keepers are attached to the knitting and are used as markers to measure how much your work has grown, they can also be used in crochet to attach to your live stitch to stop it unravelling when you put the work down. Eleanor knows me well, I do love piggies.

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  21. They are all lovely gifts Jo, and the yarn is beautiful too, I love the colourways.
    Those piggies are definitely cute :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. The colours are gorgeous, even more pretty than the photo shows.

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  22. Re: Your comment on my blog, in regard to the water issue, on the lot/house being built next door.....

    They knew what they were getting into. We who live here, told them. But they proceeded anyway.

    The funny thing is, this area is a *Hot* area for homes now. When we built here, 50 years ago, it was a nice, family friendly place. But over time, being next to the college, and whatever, it has become *Hot*. LOL

    So when a normal home goes for sale, it is snapped up by builders, who tear the old home down, and sell the lot, to people with money, who want to live in this area. Eventually, it will be all big, fancy homes.

    The only good thing is, when a big, fancy home goes up, near us, it raises the value of our property.

    And when we pass, this home will be a tear down.

    Life moves in funny ways. :-)))) Who knows what will be come *Hot*????

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    1. I understand what you mean, I don't think builders worry necessarily about problems as it's all about profit for them, but as a buyer I would definitely be dubious. I wouldn't want to buy a house which already had a problem. I do hope the builders are up front about it when they come to sell and then any potential buyer can make their own decision.

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  23. Lovely yarny gifts & glad you shared them with us. Certainly shows a little bit of what you love doing. Take care.

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    1. It's nice when family and friends know the things you like, I'm never disappointed when I open gifts.

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  24. Wonderful presents my friend. Enjoy!

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    1. They are. I shall definitely enjoy them.

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  25. What a wonderful selection Jo, absolutely perfect for you.xxx

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    1. I'm so lucky having so many lovely things.

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  26. Beautiful gifts! I've never head of a Sockers Ruler - how is it used?

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    1. The sockers ruler is great if you knit socks for other people, it has shoe size measurements on it so if you know the person's shoe size you don't have to try the sock on their foot as you knit it. It's just a case of sliding the ruler into the foot part of the sock to measure the length. I haven't tried it yet but I'm knitting a pair of socks for Eleanor at the moment and she isn't here for me to try them on her as I knit them so we'll see if it works.

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  27. Wonderful gifts and great colours too :)

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    1. I was thrilled with everything I received.

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