Thursday, February 07, 2008

Purple Haze

Purple Haze.....now if that makes you think of Jimmie Hendrix.....well....then you are of a "certain age"....... which is a GREAT age by the way.........but I am thinking more along the lines of THIS!!!








One pound, 16 FULL ounces of the richest, deepest, royal purple roving!!



I can't quite capture the true depth of color but suffice it to say that it is just an incredibly rich, beautiful purple!!

Christy, (first met through the Hurrican Sock Swap)......upon hearing that my part of the country had experienced damaging weather sent an email and phoned.....just checking to be sure that we had not sustained damage!! I know that the blogger friends I have met are the most wonderful folks on the face of the earth....but I was just so very touched that she would go to such effort to be sure that we were safe!!!!

In the course of the conversation, Christy asked if I would take some roving off her hands (which I tried to sound very gracious and not let out an ear splitting scream in her ear).....I believe there was some kind of veiled threats about "new crafts" mentioned by her hubby that may have played a part in the decision to part with this ball-o-loveliness.....and BAM.....In the mail......... ALL THIS beauty!!!!

I opened this little box and purple literally exploded.....did I mention this was no little ball but a FULL POUND????!!!! I'm sure the guy sitting next to me in the post office parking lot was wondering just WHAT I was screaming about!!! LOL!!

Christy, you touched my heart by being concerned about me and taking the time to check in with me......and I am so excited to receive the roving!!!! Hopefully I can spin something worthy of it and be sending some yarn YOUR way in the hopefully near future!!!!!
(When you check out Christy's blog please be sure and read her January 16th post)!!!!!

14 comments:

ginger said...

Aw! That is so sweet!!

sprite said...

Bloggers in general and Christy in specific totally rock!

Christy said...

So glad you like it! I can't wait to see what you do with it. :)

Cindy said...

Ooh that is pretty. Let me know how it spins.

grace said...

Wow. That is awesome!

Emily said...

That is a LOT of fleece! Better start spinning.

Christy rocks pretty hard.

sydney said...

Oh how nice! That's some lovely purple fiber there. I'm looking forward to seeing how it spins up.

Bibby said...

How thoughtful. I swear, knitters & spinners are the best kind of people!!!

Becky said...

Wow! That stuff is beautiful! Cant wait to see what you make of it!

dishcloth pal said...

Purdy purdy purdy!! Blogland is something else isn't it :)

Milly said...

Awesome! What a wonderful friend you have in Christy.

tonni said...

What a wonderful gift!! A full pound... enough to spin for a project in mind - any in mind?!

Suzanne B said...

Wow, I can't wait to see the final result!! The purple looks very regal!

See you Tuesday!! I can't wait. Last week was like a chinese fire drill!

FiberFollies said...

Oh that's gorgeous fiber! Looks soooofft too. Spin first, then pattern; or pattern first, then spin? Too many choices.