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September 11, 2006

It's Monday, it's still grey, cold and raining, but I've had the most wonderful start to the week!
The good thing about rain?

Rainbows! I was out yesterday, and on the way home, I spotted this rainbow. As soon as got off the Freeway, I took a picture. But the closer I got to home, the brighter it got, and I had to keep pulling over to take more pictures.

The last one was taken from my back door, maybe 5 minutes after the first one.
I love rainbows!

And it just got better after that.
This morning, there was a package for me. My lace swap arrived!
Look at the pretty package.


I got really excited, but I waited long enough to take pictures.


And inside?

All gorgeous! My swap pal was the fantastic Chloe! This parcel was perfect. Two lots of yarn, one is laceweight wool in my favourite dark purple. It is unbelievably soft. The oyher is also heavenly soft wool, and is Graceful by Yarn Place. It is very subtly variegated in shades of purple.


Doesn't it look pretty in the ball? I love it!
I also received to patterns, "Field of Flowers" and "Spring Blossoms" from Fiber Trends, Crystal Palace Double Points, and the cutest little box of chocolates.
Thanks Chloe, it's all fantastic!
And then the car yard called. I can pick up my new car on Thursday.
This is like having a birthday all over again.

Posted by Donna at September 11, 2006 01:47 PM


Yay! Glad you like it. I forget to mention that Yarn Place is a local yarn for me as the store is right down the street! Thank you for the kind words. Enjoy the goodies; I want to see progress immediately!

Posted by: Chloe at September 11, 2006 02:35 PM

Oh purple, drool.....

Posted by: Tammy at September 11, 2006 04:49 PM

Wow, great goodies.
I have some Yarn place wool, the colour is gorgeous and it's so soft!
Which one will you knit first?

Posted by: Lindy at September 11, 2006 05:30 PM

Oh how lucky are you. You must be having a great "birthday". Cant wait to see the new car either. Maybe I will have to join a swap, they look like such fun and then you dont feel as though you have to wait forever for xmas to come.

Posted by: Sue at September 11, 2006 08:03 PM

yummy colors and it looks so soft.

Posted by: megan at September 11, 2006 11:19 PM

Great lace swap package. Love the purple yarn! Thanks for sharing your beautiful rainbow pics.

Posted by: Kelly at September 11, 2006 11:38 PM

Rainbow, presents and new car...maybe it is your birthday!

Posted by: wool winder at September 12, 2006 12:12 AM

I love rainbows -- they give me hope that anything is possible. Your package is beautifully done. I KNOW from previous experience that you will enjoy the chocolates (hehe!). The fiber goodies were a great choice and well done!

Posted by: Kimberly at September 12, 2006 12:22 AM

how lucky can you get you did find the pot o luck at the end of the rainbow

Posted by: tianne at September 12, 2006 12:22 AM

Beautiful rainbow shots! Great package too! Love the purples!

Posted by: Michelle at September 12, 2006 01:48 AM

That purple yarn is gorgeous; and what a beautiful rainbow. Lovely.

Posted by: Samantha at September 12, 2006 03:31 AM

You lucky thing that purple is just lovely:)

Posted by: kylie at September 12, 2006 12:09 PM

Oh My God......
I am verrry sure thats the same wool I just won on Ebay!!!!!
I now, have to get the Icarus Pattern from The Wool Shack and I am offf...............
You lucky thing,just to see it in person!

Posted by: Cathy at September 12, 2006 07:18 PM