Firstly, I can hardly wait to show you the goodies Ann brought me today! (And that’s all you get until I get some photos… probably tomorrow?)
Instead, I’ll share my first Embrace the Lace kit. I should be ashamed to admit how excited I was about this club. It’s either my third or fourth club, depending on how you count my second year in the Loopy Ewe Sock Club, but I really got antsy waiting on this one!
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Got it? If you’re in the lace club and haven’t already peeked in the Ravlery group, photos of the contents follow…
We’ll start out slowly, in case someone isn’t paying attention. Stop NOW if you don’t want to see the contents!
Here’s a photo of the contents, all wrapped up. There was also a GIANT, clear tote with the club’s logo on it, but I couldn’t get a decent photo of that. It’s also the best representation of the actual color of the yarn, there in the right corner.
MJ was taken with the gift tag, but you can see there were plenty of “real” goodies in there too. Keychain, mints, a note pad, a pretty stitch marker…
And the yarn. Yep. Mmmmmalabrigo lace, in a yummy green. The pattern’s incredible too, but I’ve yet to master taking a decent photo of a pattern, plus I always wonder about the copyright issues. Instead, if you’re on Ravelry, go HERE and scroll down to comment #58.
I kinda’ like green for hope, what with the connotations of spring and new life for all the budding things. Allergens aside, I know that seeing things start to green up after the bleak, brown winter improves my mood. I’m quite curious to see what comes next, aren’t you?
Just to entertain you, I think I’ll evaluate myself on each virtue as we go along. (You know, because that inner Catholic kid never really shuts up?) Hope is definitely one of my stronger virtues. I’m not necessarily a sunny, glass half full kinda’ gal, but I do believe that without hope, we’re lost as a species, so almost as a matter of self-preservation, I try to remain hopeful.
I promise some most of the other virtues will make for more interesting blogging. Those two at the bottom of the oval, for example…