Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Arrivals and a Trip.....

Tomorrow I head off to Canberra for a girls long weekend ....... a group from Ravelry are headed to meet there for the Old Bus Depot markets Celebration of Wool where we shall apparently be delighted with lots of woolly goodies to drool over!  Naturally that calls for an entire weekend ...... or extension thereof to get in lots of chatting and knitting or handwork .  Many of the girls I met at Bendigo last year will be in Canberra, so it should be heaps of fun.   Even more so, since it will also be my birthday during that time.

One of my friends from work gave me this little present yesterday as an early birthday gift ....... I think she knows me well lol

And when I arrived home last night I found my first ever order from loveknitting had arrived.  I've had emails from them for a while, but I saw something for some cotton yarns the other week and decided I would order some seeing as it was free delivery from the UK to Australia!!  I ended up

with 7 balls of cotton that I'll use in household projects, but I have to say I was really impressed with them.  They sent emails to let me know when shipping had taken place - I placed my order on the 4th May and received it on the 12th May!  It came with a sticker on the back telling who had packed the items, and inside the individual yarns I had ordered where all placed together in a lovely organza bag - kinda like they actually cared about the order they were sending out! 



 The colours are nice and bright, the yarn feels lovely even though its a cotton and each ball is 100gr - giving 184 metres/201yrds!
I look forward to sharing with you what I plan to do with all these.......... after I get back from Canberra that is!

10 comments:

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful and varied cotton yarn, wonder what you will make with these. Trip to Canberra sounds fun, have a good time and happy birthday.

Jo said...

Have fun using that beautiful yarn. Have a great weekend and a Happy Birthday

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such lovely, bright colors! Have fun and Happy Birthday! :) Karen

Lin said...

What lovely arrivals! Have a great weekend and a very Happy Birthday. xx

Debbie said...

Lovely yarns! Hope you have a great weekend away. Happy Birthday.

Christine M said...

Beautiful colours of wool. Have a lovely birthday, Sharm and enjoy your retreat.

Melody said...

Delicious looking wool. Wishing you much happiness on your birthday

Anthea said...

Have a fab time in Canberra & a fab birthday Sharmayne!
The yarns are so pretty & cheery - & well done to the company for providing such great customer service

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Lynda said...

Happy Birthday Sharm!!!

Have a great weekend :))

xx