August 28, 2007

Haaallelujah, haaallelujah... the chorus I hear gloriously in the background as my eyes take in THIS:

[Runs madly around the room in circles.]

It's a goodie box from my favorite online yarn supplier, Rikes Wollmaus! They went the extra mile for me here, my friends, because if you look carefully at the very center of the photo you will see a cheeky little skein of GGH SILK in black. But not just any skein...a skein in the EXACT SAME DYE LOT as the ones I'm using for my Silk Top. Considering that I had ordered my first batch of GGH Silk back in late January, Rike and Magnus from Rikes Wollmaus deserve serious props for getting on the phone and successfully hunting down a skein in the same dye lot for me. The only thing I wish is that they weren't all the way over in Germany, because I'd like to be able to walk over and give them some thank you brownies for going the extra mile. Danke, Rike and Magnus! Like the Phoenix from the ashes, my Silk Top will rise up to receive its frills :-) [Does happy tap dance.]

In other stashy yarn news, I have no idea what I'm going to knit using the other yarns that came in the goodie box. But I am getting antsy knitting fingers after seeing them and after leafing through the latest Rebecca, which is fab. All the more reason to finish Captain Hoodie, and the Silk Top! (In that order.) Onward, knitting rabbit.

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27 comments to this entry:

Lovely! I am a bit in the minority as a Rebecca lover (at least in the sense things actually turning into projects) at my local shop so it is great to follow your work on cute Rebecca items! ======================================= Note by Becky: I'm glad to hear that, Nicolette! All of the Rebecca items I've made have gotten me compliments, and [here's a secret] they're the only knits I haven't given away or sold because I gave them a lot of wear.
Yay Rike and Magnus!
(singsong) Yarn in the mail, Yarn in the mail! Oh how I do love yarn in the mail! (doing little happy dance) I had fantastic luck like that once. I bought out the LYS of a type of yarn for a sweater, realized if I got gauge I would need more, ordered some from an online retailer, and miraculously got the same dye lot! The yarn gods are smiling upon you!
Soft Kid? Is that steel colored Soft Kid in the goodie bag?! *swoon* Have fun knitting the frilly bits :)
I'm so glad they were able to find you another skein in the same dye lot. Gotta love great service like that.
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray for a yarny day! ======================================= Note by Becky: This made me laugh :-)
You must have accrued some good knitting karma! And also, I'll have to be on the lookout for that issue of Rebecca. I don't make very much from it, but every issue is sure full of purty pictures!
Whoo Hoo! Ruffles here we come! And I can't wait to get the new Rebecca!
You mean you don't have a queue a mile long like the rest of us???? Now THAT is iron self-control!
Amazing luck with the dye lots matching! :D :D :D There's nothing quite like a new shipment of yarn. (Just ask my postal carrier who has stopped at my house with boxes a lot lately...) ======================================= Note by Becky: I was pretty lucky, but I do have to give Rike and Magnus credit for their efforts. I didn't even have to ask them to do it; they just asked me what the dye lot was when I mentioned that I needed another ball for the frills, and they searched it out on their own. I'm really grateful!
Yay for you! Now you can finish the beautiful silk top. And of course the Captain's jacket too. New yarn, new knits, always exciting. Great customer service too searching for that dyelot!! ======================================= Note by Becky: Oh, you know the feeling! I loooooove getting new yarn and mags in the mail. It's like getting a present :-)
Now that's a beauty of a mail call! I've often lingered at Wollmaus. Perhaps I should take the plunge. ======================================= Note by Becky: I've been buying from them since 2001 they're really great! If you have questions about yarn or patterns you want to order from them, don't hesitate to write them first. I usually write them before I order. They have a brick and mortar shop in a high tourist area, so they may not answer right away. (I myself don't answer my mails right away, so this doesn't bother me.) And working with them is worth it!
That looks like some very nice yarn you got in the mail. Nothing from Rebecca ever would fit me but I always like what you make.
I was JUST thinking that I'd give away all of my Rebeccas because I always just browse them and ooh and aah but never actually make anything, but as usual, you've got me thinking again... ======================================= Note by Becky: If you do decide to knit something, let me know. I'd love to have a Rebecca knit-together :-) P.S. How great to see you in my comments!
When I first read this post, I read "Yarn in the MALL". I thought, "My God, you're a lucky girl." You're still a lucky girl though. ======================================= Note by Becky: This made me laugh, too :-D
Ooooo. I have yarn envy!
Great!! You should be able to get that top done just in time for some cooler-weather layering action!
Antsy fingers and a new box of yarn can only mean good things! Are you still on school break and have time to play with the yarn things now? ======================================= Note by Becky: Hey Sil! I do have two more weeks, but I'm still hoping to play more with yarn when I go back to school and when the weather gets cooler!
yay for mail, especially yarn mail! my seester (sister-in-law) sends me crochet magazines and usually there are some goodies, too. it's like my birfday every time! ======================================= Note by Becky: Happy birfday! :-)
Congrats on matching the black silk. (I love that top, by the way, and totally agree with you that it absolutely needs the frills.) Yarny goodness with no predefined purpose? How wonderful! I thought I was going to stick to stash spelunking (to borrow your phrase) for this fall, but after two purchases today apparently that plan is due to start a little later. (Who was I kidding? I'm a knitter. It's fall. It's too primal to resist.)
OK, I'm looking through them again for a Fall project. You are dangerous! ======================================= Note by Becky: Hee hee!
That's great luck/service getting the same dye lot. I checked out Rikes Wollmous website from your link; makes me wish I lived in Germany! Love the title of their discount catergory: "Save Money!" :)
Very nice! Yarn in the mail is always a welcome treat, eh?
Lucky You!
The Phildar email came today: and all of a sudden, I've got a magazine and yarn coming in the mail. I do hope that my French is equal to the challenge. If not, I'm sure there's a beginner's knitting book in French for me... Of course, this is all because I've been reading your blog. ~x~
I've always got great service at Rikes Wollmaus too and I wish I lived closer to them too! I can't wait to see your finished Silk Top. Hope you enjoy these last few weeks before school starts.
Can't wait to see what becomes of those smoky colors.

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