One of the things I've always enjoyed about blogging is connecting with people, I love reading all the comments I receive and I enjoy reading blogs and leaving comments myself. I've made lots of friendships over the years since I've been writing my blogs and I've been lucky enough to meet some of the people I've met through blogging who I now consider to be good friends. One of my oldest blogging friends is Susan who blogs at Granny Smith's Quilting. We've been leaving comments on each other's blogs for many years and we met for the first time in 2014, I wrote about it in my Bloggy Meet Ups post. It's funny really as I have friends in England who I haven't met, yet Susan lives at the other side of the world in Australia and we've met up a few times.
I had a lovely surprise last week when the postman knocked on the door. I was handed a parcel but couldn't think for the life of me what it could be as I wasn't expecting anything. Then I saw the customs label and was even more puzzled as I couldn't think what Susan would be sending to me.
Imagine my delight when I opened it up and found this gorgeous skein of yarn. This is Australian sock yarn, 85% SW merino and 15% nylon which has been dyed by a young man who lives near Susan. His yarn dyeing business is called Maximoo Yarns.
Aren't those colours glorious. And such a fun and apt name for the yarn too, Candy Store Ruins.
Thank you so much, Susan. As I've said before, you do spoil me. I just need to think of the perfect project in which to use this yarn now but it won't be getting knitted up immediately, I shall enjoy just looking, squishing and stroking it for a while first.