My son asked me this morning if I was serious about hanging hanks and skeins of yarn on our Christmas tree this year. All I could do was give him a big grin and say that yes, I am seriously thinking about it! I've even given thought as to how I could hang them without worry of pine sap ruining the yarn!
My grin continues because my boss, John, over there at Knit Together, pulled what I think is a miracle out of his hat for me ... or should I say out of his stock room? He found 30, yes, that's right, 30 balls of the treasured Marlene yarn for me!!! We thought I had cleaned his stock of it out earlier, but apparently these were hiding just a bit! I bought every one he had and now I can go back to offering delicious designers hats crocheted out of this incredibly beautiful fiber! ... The colors I picked up today are: black & white, purple, and a blue (a bit darker than the hat pictured above) ... thus far we've raised nearly $250 to be donated to the American Cancer Society and that's worth smiling about!!!
PLUS, a package of new designer-prototype crochet hooks arrived for my inspection! You had to have been in today's crochet class(es) to get to check them out -- what fun! ... if you missed my class(es) today, that's OK. I plan on writing up a review of these hooks and reveal who the designer is in a brand blog I'll be launching soon! Stay tuned for that bit of news! :)
My grin continues to grow even further because we all know that I think crochet totally rocks. And now I've got the proof to stand not behind me ... BUT beside me! You know I've got to gloat! LOL ... check it out: Crochet makes it as one of the Top 10 Fads of 2005 (and one to watch for 2006) for searching on the Internet! (come on, grab your crochet hook and your pom poms and do that happy dance with me!)
Now if I haven't been showing my pearly whites enough today, then add to this that my US Postal carrier dropped off a little package ... in it was three bee-utiful scarves that Sherri sent me to donate on her behalf as part of the 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge we did. They are so soft; so warm -- they will be much appreciated!! Sherri also stuck in there one of her crocheted gingerbread men -- he is sooo cute!!!! Sherri, he's for me, right????? (hint hint)
So you see, my spirits have been lifted ... I love when that happens! Thanks everyone!!! :)