Green Hope

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?)

embrace-the-lace-1Instead, 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. 

That’s an enlargement of the keyring, which should serve to explain the theme behind the club.  I suppose it could be said the club will extol the virtues of lace…  

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…

21 comments on “Green Hope

  1. gaylen says:

    First – how do you find these clubs and why didn’t you tell me? I told you about SOTSiii! Pouting over – it’s lovely. I love the green and the key chain is wonderful. Isn’t patience a virtue? I didn’t see in listed. g

  2. Natalie says:

    It’s so pretty! can’t wait to see picture of it knit up. I try to be hopeful as much as possible and yet it’s not easy. I pray for peace and patience.

  3. Darcy Watts says:

    Charity giving to others is my thing.I’m big on (((Hugs)))):)Darcy

  4. Robin in VA says:

    Oh WOW…that’s beautiful!

  5. p3knitter says:

    Oh wow … that is some beautiful yarn! I can’t wait to see what you make with it.

  6. Bubblesknits says:

    Woolgirl’s package are always amazing. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your WIP pictures.

  7. Sue J. says:

    I received my Embrace the Lace kit today, too. Not too keen on the pattern, but everything else is such a treat. No one puts together a club kit better than Jennifer.

  8. Barbara S. says:

    I thought about the Embrace The Lace Club, but then decided between Yarn Monster Minor and Yarn Monster Major, as well as my Woolgirl Sock Club, I would pass this year. You are making wish, just a little, that I hadn’t.
    Just a little because I have lost track of how many times I have taken yarn away from one of The Monsters yesterday and today. That and I am missing a cattail head for a 3-D project and now I need to make a new one. I checked, she hasn’t left in in the water dish for the other YM to find.
    It is an awesome package, beautiful yarn, and lots of cool extras. Well, it is from Jen, what can I say?

  9. grace says:

    I too am excited over my kit, so much so I haven’t blogged about it yet, just savoring it and trying to find the right words, I will use the yarn for a different project, one that speaks of Hope and I have one in mind I just wish that even I who knits about 7 hours a day had more time!! This is my first of any club type thing and I am in love already–economy be darned!!!!!

  10. Amanda says:

    VERY nice goodies!

  11. I’m loving your new yarn. How is it that YOU always end up with the gorgeous greens?

  12. Miss Me says:

    that yarn is YUMMY! and i’m looking forward to your self evaluation. ; )

  13. Dawn says:

    Gorgeous yarn…one of my fav colors! Its awesome to work with too!

  14. km says:

    Hope has been my word for life (long before Obama stole it for his campaign). I’ve got a little ‘HOPE’ project I’m working on here. I think I’ll seal the color green to go with my project. I do see a good correlation.

  15. Kathy says:

    oooohhhhhh………I’m green with envy. LOL

    That’s a really nice kit. Can’t wait to see it finished. Enjoy your kit.

  16. Kathy says:

    p.s. Doing my best to stay hopeful………….

  17. Nancy says:

    I should try to join more clubs. that looks really nice! then again…i don’t need more yarn. want, yes, need, no. have fun with it!

  18. nichole says:

    What a fun club and such a great package!

  19. Anita says:

    Ooooooh! LOVE that yarn! I like the pattern too, that’s gonna be really nice. 🙂

    Where are those earring photos? LOL

  20. monnibo says:

    I love those colours in the yarn!!

  21. Robin says:

    Very pretty. My favorite color — green! Great keychain – cool idea.

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