Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Life is too short. Why wait to eat the Cadbury chocolate?

Unless you want to include it in the yarn photo for your blog, of course.  If you take some pics of the goodies you got in the mail, and then eat the chocolate right before you realize that the photos didn't come out very well, then you just have wrappers left for the next photo shoot:

Anyways, here is an example of why I love Ravelry....
A couple of weeks ago, a package from Rowan arrived in the mail.  It was the annual free gift of a knitting pattern and yarn for subscribers.  This year it includes 6 balls of Rowan Pure Wool 4ply, along with a scarf and a shawl pattern.  I was happy to get anything, but mine was Avocado, a shade of green that I like but which doesn't look good on me.  I checked the "Rowan Love" group on Ravelry, and lo and behold, there was a discussion thread already started up by knitters who wanted to swap their gift yarn for other colors.  I posted my green yarn and quickly heard back from knitter/blogger Heather, who had received the color Clay.   We agreed to swap and I sent off the green yarn.  And today, a package of yarn, complete with some Cadbury chocolates and a nice note from Heather, was in my mailbox.  What a treat!  I am so excited because I like the yarn in the grey color, but it is also light enough to overdye if I decide I want another color later.  Thank you so much Heather! 


  1. What luck! I'm telling ya....it's a small, small, world. I can't wait to see what you do with it. I wonder if pomegranate seeds make a good dying medium? Hummmm.....that way no one would ever know if you spilled your martini! I'm buying the Moses tree!

  2. hahahaahaaahaaaaaa! Love the chocolate wrappers shot!
    Thanks so much for swapping with me :o)
    I love my new Avocado yarn and hopefully it won't be too long before I get the time to knit something with it.
    (I'll have to blog about it and link to you too - again, when I can find a minute or two - must get back to work!)
    Enjoy the English yarn. I'm too late to say, "enjoy the English chocolate" ;o)