Fairy Yarn-Mother

 Folgers lied.

 I have found that the best way of waking up is when your older brother wakes you up and hands you a big box that you aren’t expecting.

 After jamming on my glasses, I recognized the address—Alaska—but I couldn’t imagine why Jen would be sending me a package. After all, she just sent me a yarn package a short time ago.

 My brother ripped open the box for me. I’d just woken up and box-wrestling wasn’t exactly on my mind. However, the next minute, I was wide awake and squealing and screaming like a 9 year old. Yarn flew everywhere.

 Yarn Love: Marianne Dashwood

 Colorway: Secret Garden

S7305190 by you.

S7305199 by you.

Yarn Love: Elizabeth Bennet

Colorway: Shipwreck

S7305229 by you.

S7305206 by you.

Brown Sheep: Wildfoote

Colorway: Columbine

Wildfoote Columbine by you.

As you can imagine, by the time I had cooed over all the yarn, I was pretty much set for the rest of forever. But a slender brown zip case slid from the box. This is about when I had my heart attack.

needle set by you.

 That, my friends, is a brandnew, Boye Needlemaster set. I’ve already started to use some of the needles and cables, so the set looks incomplete, but it is. My needle collection has all kinds of gaps, especially where circulars are concerned. Now, no more! My life is complete.

 I am completely enamoured of the Secret Garden colorway. It reminds me of crisp cucumbers and spring and icy breezes. I adore the base yarn, a bouncy merino sportweight, and I want the perfect project for it. However, since I am feverishly working on my Seascape wrap, these yarns must wait. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t keep squeezing them…

 and petting them…

 and taking them to bed with me and…

 using them for a pillow.

Thanks, Jen.


August 17, 2008. Tags: , , , . Knittin' Porn.


  1. Han5nah T. replied:

    Lucky duck! Those needles…the yarn…the beautiful, beautiful yarn!

    And I agree with your opinion of Secret Garden. So lovely.

  2. Chelsea replied:

    Genuine, You are so incredibly lucky, no lye!! Jen, if you’re reading this…you could spread some love my way too =D, lol, I’m joking, but Congratulations, you really deserve it!

  3. Aunt Kathy replied:

    Wow… what a way to wake up.

    Jen in Alaska you ROCK!!!

  4. knittenkitten80 replied:

    I want a fairy yarn-mother!! I love the needle set, and secret garden is a lovely colorway.

  5. Vivian replied:

    you are sooo lucky!
    and that secret garden color is absolutely <3.

  6. Dava replied:

    Sounds like a dream to me!

  7. Merenwen replied:

    I looooove the Shipwreck colourway!!! I’m a lover of blues :p

  8. Melissa replied:

    How does one go about acquiring a fairy yarn mother?

    I adore the Secret Garden yarn. So pretty.

  9. knittenkitten80 replied:

    BTW. Why do people send you things???? Are you performing incantations over your Ravelry friends?? 😉

  10. samantha replied:


  11. colorlessblue replied:

    Am I sensing a theme here, and you’re a big fan of Yarn Love? =)

  12. rainin9 replied:

    Gosh, the yarns looks entirely waaaay too gorgeous! I want!!! 😀

  13. Tropicflower24 replied:

    Gorgeous!! How amazingly stunning. I adore Secret Garden…. And I just got my new Boye needlemaster set Saturday! Those needle tips are to DIE for. 🙂

  14. susanwritesandknits replied:

    That yarn is gorgeous! And you will always always always appreciate having a needlemaster. I love mine with all my heart, and don’t where I would be without it. It’s a great place to start when you check for gauge, because it gives you an idea of what size straight needles to buy. Be careful not to put the tips on the cables too tightly, though. The bottoms “mushroom” and the yarn catches.

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