Monday, 23 January 2012

Yarn Love.......

My Mother-in-law is ACE. We have a LOT in common. She has a very healthy interest in China (that has been passed on to one of her daughters!).......She loves fabric.......She loves craft books......and she loves YARN.

Look what turned up on my doorstep last week!

She wondered whether I could make something with these......


YES....YES......and once again YES

What a SWEET

I nearly fainted at their gorgeousness. Actually GORGEOUS doesn't even begin to describe this yarn. 



It feels beautifully soft. A silk mix.......it slips through the fingers like a dream. 




The only problem I have had these past few days, is trying to decide what to make with them. I love these 4 colours together so much......




....but I have a deep love for this colour.......



It's called 'frost'. One of my most favourite colours. The sumptuous softness combined with the chalkyness of the gery/blue colour is making me really rather giddy. I am dreaming of a stand alone item made in just this colour.

Gosh......My head is all dreamy with ideas and possibilities.......

......I have been browsing about on the internet gathering many an idea.....




One thing at a time Ness........be patient.....

....but I will keep you posted....

xxx

42 comments:

  1. I haven't got a Mother-in-law anymore... but when I am one...I'm going to be that lovely! Isn't Grace a lovely name for the wool... :)x

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  2. Ooohh...lovely colours and yarn looks so soft. Can't wait to see what you choose to make. xx

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  3. those colours on the yarn are beautiful!...i could lay in a bed made from balls of silk wool! hehe...well, if i had a bed hahaha!...i cant wait to see where your wonderful yarny creativity takes you lovely Nessa xx E*X*C*I*T*I*N*G!!!!! ;0)

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  4. I have a great m-i-l, but I have to say that since reading this post I am thinking about adopting yours! GORGIOUS yarn!
    Esther.

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  5. Ooh, what a lovely gift! Looking forward to seeing what you create. Doubtless it will be gorgeous :)

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  6. What about a Japanese Flower scarf? THese look like cool colors for something like that!
    xo,
    wink

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  7. Your mother in law is an Ace indeed. How kind of her. The yarns are just so gorgeous! I am looking forward to see what you will make with them. :)
    xx

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  8. I agree with winkieflash, a Japanese Flower scarf would be gorgeous.

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  9. Wow, those ARE beautiful colors! Maybe a pretty shawl to snuggle up in?

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  10. I LOVE Louisa Harding. Everything she does is wonderful. She's my lady crush. I hope you're OK, my lovely. We haven't had a chat in a while. xxxxxxxxx

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  11. What a great MIL! I love the 4 colours together - looking forward to seeing what you end up making with them. X

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  12. It took me a while there to work out what MIL meant....duhhh I think I have watched American Pie too many times ;) I can't wait to see what you make with these lovely yarns
    have a lovely week x x x

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  13. Oh gawd. I just want to TOUCH them. I want to plunge my bare arms into a bath full of them. They look a little like Debbie Bliss Andes but not such a chunky yarn.

    You lucky ducky!

    xxx

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  14. You lucky girl! I picked up some snowdrops wool in Winchester on saturday, half price... not sure if you were still after some. I was going to make some pot covers like you did. :0)

    Lou x x x

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  15. If only someone would come and give me a huge pile of gorgeous yarn like that! The colours are divine and I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  16. You are such a lucky girl. I just want to play with them too and I wonder what you will come up with?

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  17. You are such a lucky girl!!!Amazing colors...Waiting to see what you make with them.

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  18. Just lovely, beautiful colours and it looks so soft I am about to google it now. It looks like Debbie bliss Andes I used last year to make the Japanese flower scarf that was a dream to work with. I can't wait to see what you make.

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  19. I love that yarn...the colors are so warm feeling. Do hop over to my crochet blog and comment for a chance to win my earrings give away... Debb

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  20. GORGE♥US! Lucky girl to have such a lovely mother in law! The wool is fabulous and I cannot wait to see what you produce! Cx

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  21. Lucky you - all my mother in law gives me is greek food! xx

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  22. Oh you are so lucky to have such a thooughtful mother-in-law. I really love the colours. Can't wait to see what you make!

    Helen xx

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  23. When you found it, did you squeal? I would've squealed! It's lovely xxx

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  24. That yarn looks wonderfully soft. And the colors are so beautiful ! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.

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  25. Lovely colors and looks so soft! What are you going to do from these beauties?????

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  26. You lucky lady! What stunning colours - can't wait to see what gorgeousness you create with them. Have a fab week hon. L x

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  27. What a wonderful dilemma to have! How you will choose is beyond me, I would spend hours just touching it! Can't wait to see what you create.♥

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  28. What a lovely lady ;-)) Gorgeous colours love the deep plum colour. Look forward to seeing what you make, have fun with it. dee x

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  29. Very gorgeous - what a lovely MIL indeed! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

    S x

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  30. At last I can leave you a comment again...my blogger hasn't been working the last few days on some blogs, including your beautiful one, and wouldn't let me comment!!
    Your yarn is sooooo beautiful, such delicious colours, and I know you will make something delightful with it too. What a sweet gift from your kind MIL!
    I have so enjoyed your other lovely posts lately too, Vanessa, especially the pretty china...
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Helen x

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  31. I just love all your blankets and cushions I just know that whatever you do with your new yarn it will be stunning! Do you ever sell your cushions I would love to buy one!

    Best wishes

    Denise
    xxxx

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  32. I looked at these colours and they looked so very familiar! I recently bought the very same, they were a different make but so very soft and comforting to work with. I did a post about it if you have time to have a peep!
    http://jessielilac.blogspot.com/2012/01/gentle.html
    I'm sure you'll have just as much pleasure as I did immersed in this softness! I look forward to seeing how it transforms. :)
    Jess xx

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  33. What a wonderful MIL you have, with such good taste! The colours are gorgeous, it looks almost too good to use - just lovely to look at as they are!
    Hope you find something lovely to make with it.
    Gill xx

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  34. Those colours are amazing Vanessa. I wish I had a mother in law like that!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

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  35. Gorgeous beautiful pretty colours, what a fab mother in law you have! Looking forward to seeing what you decide to make with it! x

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  36. I was in C&H on Saturday! I can't stop eating at the mo, so just look out for my BUM! ;) x

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  37. Ah, I have some of this gorgeousness ... trust me, anything you make with it will be divine!

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  38. Oh I can't wait to see what you come up with.....patience.....and coffee!

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  39. Beautiful colours! I love them and can't
    wait to see what the result is going to be.

    Unn :)

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  40. I am absolutely green with envy! Looking forward to seeing what you decide...a very hard decision to make :)

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  41. lucky you, gorgeous yarn!x

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  42. Oh, another yarn addict...I just went out to get some yesterday - but yours is a lot lovlier. I really should leave Germany (just for the sake of such nice yarn) ;-)

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