Look here and see what I got:
My Sundara Petals Collection Yarn and my Lorna's Laces from Grumperina!
I received the Sundara yarn yesterday, and let me say, once SoS is over, I highly recommend that you patronize her (and other indie yarn artists out there!). Her yarns are absolutely beautiful, and the package was put together with such care.
The colorway is Calla Lilly, and she definitely captured the colors perfectly. She also included a beautiful postcard, a lollipop, and a fantastic exclusive pattern.
Then, today, I received my Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock from Grumperina. She selected a beautiful colorway, called Cool. She also included a chocolate bar! Yum! Thanks so much, Kathy! I promptly ran to the yarn room and picked out a pattern: IK's Winter '05 Embossed Leaves.
So, my dilemma: which do I bring with me on vacation down the shore this week? Of course, I will bring that bbbbbblllllllaaaaaahhhhhhh Trekking sock for knitting while trekking, and I am (finally) chugging along satisfactorily on Orangina. But this is vacation! I want something fun, beautiful, indulgent. Calla Lilly calls to me, and there is something just so delicious about the exclusiveness of the yarn and the pattern. You see so many of the same things on blogs all the time -- it would be fun to have something unique. But I have lusted for Lorna's Laces for a long long time, and cannot imagine it marinating in my stash...and the colors are so perfect for a seaside vacation?
So do I bring Sundara's Calla Lilly? Or some cool Lorna's Laces?