Wednesday, 25 April 2012

3KCBWDAY3: Your Knitting Hero

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Well, today I was feeling a little lost; in addition to the trudge home from school getting me so wet I had to change shoes, socks and trousers when I got in, I had seen Mini Diva off on a posh coach for her first residential school trip. Suffice it to say, I was not the only parent with blurry vision - but tell anyone else, and I'll have to kill you.

Even sugary carbohydrates in the form of an Apple Chelsea Bun from the bakery was not enough to lift my spirits. This helped a bit:


But ... TA- DA ! Enter my somewhat unlikely Knitting Hero, with this:

Yes, you guessed: my Knitting Hero today is my lovely postman, who is out in all weathers bringing forgotten orders to cheer up miserable mommies. You have to agree, his timing is impeccable. Inside the package from Kemps was:


Would you like a closer look ? I did:


8 balls of Twilleys Freedom Gorgeous DK in 'Delphinium' for the ridiculously bargain price of £1.29/$2.08 each, total cost £10.32/$16.62; a blend of bamboo and nylon, I think it will go perfectly with this pattern:


So now I am ensconced with the heating on and a milky coffee and another sugar-laden high, ready to go and read some more of the other Knitting & Crochet Blog Week day 3 posts .... just pop 3KCBWDAY3 into your friend Google ...


23 comments:

  1. A hero indeed! Where would us knitters be without our post men and women?

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  2. Ah, the postman. He sounds like he may need a cape!

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  3. oh she is going to looooove this! And Delphinium blue is beautiful.

    I very quickly got over the blurry eyes thing and embraced the freedom by getting myself and hubby away for a few days. It was lovely. When my son returned, we fell upon each other with the hugs and the kisses. We were totally loved up for about 20 minutes :-)

    Ali x

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  4. Yeah, that rain certainly made for blurry vision ;) Nice wool, but I must resist looking at Kemps as I have mountainous stash from them already :/

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  5. Love that yarn - and yes, we do not always appreciate our postmen - I think he//she needs to see your post! ;-D

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  6. Yep, our letter carriers are heros indeed!

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  7. What a lovely knitting hero! It's always wonderful if you have a good, friendly postman to bring you yarn! YOu should have asked him to pose for a picture!

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  8. Yes! The postman! I'd quite forgotten :)
    That cardigan is just lovely - enjoy!

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  9. What could be better than a yarn delivery to improve one's day? :-)

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  10. I second that! The post(wo)man is always our hero when (s)he brings yarn!

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  11. My postman has been my hero a time or two too. That sweater is going to be lovely - I can't wait to see it!

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  12. Beautiful pattern! I think it will look great with the yarn you've chosen. It must be hard to stay misty-eyed when one gets yarn in the mail... :)

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  13. Ah, yes, the postperson to the rescue (even if it is the Royal Mail variety). And what a lovely package he had for you - have fun making that cardi. I'd have been all over that bargain as well. :)

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  14. You are so right. Without my postie I wouldn't be able to craft. Nearly all my craft materials and books and magazine come via him. I do feel guilty about adding to his work, but I do feel that yarn and fabric is relatively light to be delivering.

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  15. oooh very pretty yarn and what a great hero!!! have a knitty wednesday xxx

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  16. You're right! The postman is a hero to us all. Your yarn is gorgeous just as the label says:) I hope your furry friend will keep you company until your daughter returns.

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  17. That yarn and sweater do look like a perfect match, congrats on the bargain.

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  18. Yes. Thank you postman! I am also inspired by them, especially on days when the weather is unbearable and they still get their job done!

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  19. lulz, that's one person i'd never thought of before! true, though.

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  20. I love my postlady too, and the courier driver!! Your apple chelsea bun makes me hungry!

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  21. Beautiful wool and I see your companion is looking as handsome as ever! Our postman is definitely a hero given the amount of parcels he has to lug over to our place. I'm surprised he's still with us :P

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  22. That is such a gorgeous, saturated blue! Make sure you knit a little something for yourself too.

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