Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WIP Wednesday 146: By Gollum

Hanson Roberts Tarot

When is a WIP not a WIP ? 

When it's Pre-WIP, aka stash. 

No, I know it's not as good as the door and a jar joke, but I get points for trying,  right ?
Here we are, half-way through half-term, and I've just popped in to gloat crow tell you about what arrived on my doorstep today, all the way from one of my lovely friends in the USA:

Yep, you're right, that IS a pretty dang mehusive box.

Would you like to see what's in it ?

And wow, that mehusive box was stuffed to the brim with yarn. Yarn from the American company Knit Picks who do not ship internationally, which makes their products a challenge to get hold of here. Which entails all kinds machinations and plotting - something for which I think this shows that I have showed an unexpected talent. I'm expecting a call from MI6 momentarily.

No, I didn't have to sell my soul to make this happen - all I have to do in return for all that lovely swag is make a Mrs.Tumnus Shawl out of this:

Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in 'Seaweed'

I did contemplate selling either a kidney or a child, or a child's kidney, to pay the iniquitous import tax; which in these days of a free trade world, they ought to at least  try and dupe us by calling it something other than a tariff.

What's that ?

What else was in the box ?

I can't give you all the good stuff in one go, now, can I ? You might die from the excitement and then I would feel a little bit bad for a second while, which is not what you want at all, is it ?

So I think in the meantime you should go soothe yourself with pretty things over at Tami's Amis, while I try to control  the almost irresistible urge to behave like this:


  1. That box is huge! Look at all the yarn:) I bet you'll enjoy every bit of it.

  2. Look forward to seeing what you do with it all :)

  3. Oh, you are making me sooo jealous! I am trying to not buy yarn. Even when I sit for 2 hours in a yarn shop looking at the sale wall, I am not tempted. Well, I am, but I am being good. But there is something about a big box of yarn!!! Exciting to say the least.

  4. Congrats on your Knit Picks score! The shipping costs from the U.S. weren't inconsequential, either. :)


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