Thursday, September 14, 2006

I think that there is a very big clue as to who my secret pal is in the above photo- that yarn has got to be a clue... it's very beautiful varying from aqua to periwinkel tones. I'm pretty sure the fiber is silk- it's as soft and shiny as can be. At first glance I thought it was a machine made yarn- but as I untied the bow I saw that it's got some thick and thin and is navajo plyed- and no mill does that!

Another clue about my secret pal is that she is the princess of packaging. I think she might have experience in retail, industrial design, or guest industries- her packages are so beautifully crafted and chic. Major pampering!

Inside the package is a Procion adventure! I have never tried these dyes- and just yesterday I was talking to a friend who is a master of tye dye and batik and she told me that she gets all her supplies from Dharma Trading. I had just visited their website and was amazed and overwhelmed by the various offerings- and then today- as if by perfect intuition- Here is this beautiful package from my SP- it's Manos cotton and four colors of procionMX dye and the soda ash and urea! I am so excited to try this new dye process- I hope I don't mess it up.


When I took photos of this gift for the blog- I forgot that I had a sunset picture from the other day still on the disc- 3 of the the colors of the dye- *I think* are very close to the colors found in this scene! ( the black cherry is missing ) Nice huh?

4 comments:

your very *S* P said...

Wow! That was some fast shipping!! (sent it yesterday at around 3 p.m.)

Don't waste your time with the blog-stalking...I haven't posted photos of that one! Though I wanted to 'cause it's so pretty! ;)

So do I own a fiber shop...with excellent guest relations...hmmm....

(hee)

sp said...

Though on second thought, my blog *might* offer a hint or two...

Sarah said...

I wonder if the speed of shipping offers a clue right there... nothing makes it to my house in a day!... at least that I don't have to sign for!

KnitMongrel said...

hey! your dogs are SO adorable, and I'll make sure I don't tell mine you've got beer - they might be on their way to your place before I even know they're gone. :) thanks for the comment!