Friday, October 27, 2006


It's here! It's here! My very own special ISE scarf from the skilled hands of Erin! The post office was so impressed with the fancy box. What was it in? One of those lovely boxes you get at Christmas time with perfume and lotion in them. It was all red and gold foil with the mailing label taped on top (hence why no picture).

This is what I found inside. Two little tubes of Lavendertherapy body lotion from the healing garden and a wonderful smelling sachet all in one of my two favorite colors, purple. A lovely card with well wishes from my pal made it even sweeter. I then held my breath and unwrapped the scarf.

WOW! This picture sooooooo doesn't do the yarn justice. It softly fades from color to color starting with a bright blue that graduates into a purple that deepens to black where the white stripe shot through with purple serves as a striking surprise to show off the other colors. It then brightens in the reverse order. It is wonderfully soft and cuddly. Erin must be a magician because she found a single yarn that contained all of the colors I mentioned in my questionnaire! So far just about everyone I've shown the scarf to has tried to steal it, including one of my favorite students who just wrapped it around her neck and tried to walk away!

I spent quite a while in front of the mirror trying to figure out how best to wear it so that the color changes would be shown off. Here's the result! Erin, I cannot thank you enough for this soft, warm, cuddly and lovingly knit beauty. Here's hoping you love the scarf you receive as much as I love mine.


yarnophiliac said...

What a wonderful and unique scarf! The yarn is fantastic, and kudos to your pal for nailing the color choices. Don't you just love happy mail? I may have to get in on one of these swaps someday.

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful scarf, love the colors. Of course I also love the one you sent. It is neat to get to see both even though I don't get to wed nights anymore.

Anonymous said...

OH YUMMY!! You received a beautiful scarf!

Erin said...

I'm so glad you liked it! It took me awhile to find the yarn with all the colors you like but it was worth it. I'm glad you are enjoying hte rest of hte package too!


Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got your scarf, and it's so lovely.