Good Mail Days

I’m going to steal Andi’s title since both our posts reflect the same thing — good mail days aka NEW YARN!!!!!  Booyah!!!! 🙂

And before anyone asks about my cold-sheeping efforts, all the new acquisitions below were as a result of trades!  Oh man!  Trades are one of the best ways to enhance or change up a person’s stash without having to spend money (except for mailing the packages of course.  😛 ).  So I’m still ON my sheep!  😛

First up:



I placed three skeins of my Madeline Tosh DK Twist in Neon Peach up for “Trade or Sale” on Ravelry and within ten minutes I was contacted by Betty.   She wanted them all and was willing to trade two of her DK Twist in Rose Gold (first picture) and one skein of MadTosh 80/10/10 in Tidal Basin (second picture).  The MadTosh junkie I am didn’t waste time … I agreed to the trade and got my goodies from Canada in record time.    They were here by last Friday!!!   Yummy!  😀

Next up are trades I made with my friend Erica.  I had two afghan lots that I wasn’t using and she had some sock yarn mixed bags that she got from her MIL.  Now that I’m turning into a sock junkie, I couldn’t say no to that so we worked out the trades.  Now I gotta say  — this chick is crazy!!!!  😀  When I trade, I like to consider the cost paid for the skeins in addition to the yardage.  This nut, my friend, promised me that the trades were fair based on my criteria and I stupidly believed her.  🙄

On Friday, I get a call from Reception that I had two medium sized boxes downstairs. In the boxes were these:

This woman sent me Regia and Madeline Tosh sock yarn!!!  In my mind, the trades weren’t even but her rationale — she got them free from her MIL so it’s more of a win for her than me.  I disagree but I wasn’t going to argue with her!  😛  I can’t wait to work with these!!!!!  Gotta love her!

I also got my roving for the quarter from indie dyer, Two If By Hand:

Although some events of the day weren’t so pleasant, Friday was a great mail day and I can’t wait to get started using these.  I have another trade in progress — some of my Gloss Fingering for Kathleen’s Palette.  She needed my fingering to finish a shawl for her BFFs birthday — I couldn’t say no that.  Great BFFs are treasures but my thoughts on that are for another post.  😀

Hope you each had some awesome mail days recently.  😀

10 thoughts on “Good Mail Days

  1. Janette July 31, 2013 / 3:41 am

    Awesome mail, I’m so jealous!

    • Nicky August 3, 2013 / 3:21 pm

      LOLOL! I feel the same way when you make the beauties you do. Totally jealous. 😛

      Now I have to go find some awesome patterns for these goodies.

  2. Preeti July 30, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    All of that yarny mail is fabulous!!!

    • Nicky July 30, 2013 / 1:00 pm

      I know right???!!! I love them all. Now I have to do right by my stash. I gotta stop stashing and start creating!!!!!

  3. Creatively Motivated July 29, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Nice trades! I have some madtosh that I’m doing a disservice to by letting it sit on needles untouched. I wish I had as many cool yarns as you do for some cool trades! -Nizzy

    • Nicky July 30, 2013 / 8:41 am

      Girl … some of these cool yarn acquisitions were part of my indiscriminate buying when I’d just learn to knit. My criteria for purchases was “oooooh pretty”. 😀 LOLOL! Some I got as gifts.

      Now I’m off that track, I have some decent one & two skein combos that have too much yardage for a scarf but too little for a sweater. It’s been rough finding inbetween projects; I mean … how many scarves does one person need right?

      Where MadTosh is concerned, I’m trying not to loose my head. That yarn is divine but there are others I’d like to try so I’m trying to not be too married it the line. I feel you … I have Tosh but I’ve yet to complete an entire project from it; I keep looking for the perfect pattern. LOLOL!

      On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM, D'NALI

  4. Jody July 28, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    oh my, gorgeous beauties! madtosh, regia, and more madtosh. and bonus that you get to stay on the sheep!

    • Nicky July 28, 2013 / 1:18 pm

      I know right!!!!! I’ve had some of the best trades ever from Rav. Awesome community!

  5. Erica July 28, 2013 / 11:52 am

    Why you calling me a nut on the innanetz mon? 😛 Love you too! ♥

    P.S. boy child requests socks and so does his father 😛

    • Nicky July 28, 2013 / 12:02 pm

      I’m too through with you! 😛 ♥

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