First of all. The yarn. This is my first experience with Sundara yarn and it is gorgeous -- the green ball is "ochre over lime," I believe, and the other "calla lily." Merino. Wonderful, wonderful stuff. Photo is recycled from yesterday because I like it.
Sheila, the giver of my magic yarn ball, thought I might not want to wait for a surprise, so hinted that I might want to unwrap the ball of green to reveal a treasure to help "make your knitting glide thru your fingers!!"
At the center of the yarn ball was a tin holding a LaviShea Lotion Bar in the Aloe & Green Clover variety. Oh.my.god. I want to try them all! It feels absolutely divine on my hands, not greasy at all, and I love the scent -- I'm a yarn-sniffer, anyway, and I love the idea of imparting some of that on the yarn as I knit. Katie was over doing laundry and I had her try it -- and she asked to use it again before going home. I applied it a couple of times, myself, and made sure I slipped the tin into the tote I'd be toting today.
Yay, it's Friday!!
Thanks for your birthday message yesterday - I keep hearing amazing things about Sundara, although that green alone might be enough for me to get some. Even if it didn't come with a lotion surprise!
Posted by: thea | 05 February 2010 at 02:11 PM
Do not speak to me of Sundara. I must resist...
Posted by: kmkat | 05 February 2010 at 07:13 PM
So glad you liked the lotion bar - different,eh? Love mine - took it to work -Nurses' hands are always cracked and dry - the bar is a bit smaller tonite! - also so good with knitting-gross when your yarn sticks on dry fingers.Take Care - we are getting a bunch of snow here in the Pittsburgh area - had a difficult time on these hills - guess I will sit and knit!!
Posted by: Sheila | 05 February 2010 at 07:56 PM
What a great surprise......I'm gonna try some of the Lotion Bars......I love your yarn...the colors are wonderful...what are you making
Posted by: Diane | 06 February 2010 at 05:03 AM
I'm catching up on my blog reading, and here I find all kinds of wonderful news -- your sister's good results make me so very happy, and your Sundara makes me smile (that Calla Lily is one very special, practically rare color; but the green! oh, Sundara does the best greens).
Posted by: Jane | 06 February 2010 at 05:20 AM