Stash enhancement

Yes, I have recently acquired more yarn. But I didn’t buy it! (I am continuing last year’s practice of knitting only from my stash and purchasing new yarn only on very rare occasions.) I won it in a contest held last month on It’s a Shantastic Life! (Shannah is a hoot. Stop by her blog sometime and you’ll see what I mean.)

p1285927contest.jpgThe prize package arrived the other day. It contained the sock yarn I was expecting (in very bright colors—this is quite a change from my usual brown/grey/green tones) as well as a little make-a-cat-out-of-pompoms kit and one of the coolest coffee mugs I’ve ever seen. Can you see the texture on the outside of this thing? That’s right: knit stitches and purl stitches—and cables, even. I am totally going to enjoy some good coffee in this when I cast on these spring-colored socks. Thanks, Shannah!

6 Responses to “Stash enhancement”

  1. Chrison 29 Jan 2009 at 10:14 am

    What a great prize package! I have one of those mugs – they are so cool.

  2. Deborahon 29 Jan 2009 at 10:48 am

    Nice prize package! That coffee cup is way cool. The Online yarn is really nice stuff. I’ve only fondled it in a yarn store of course. I’m thinking it will be really nice to knit.

  3. ariannaon 29 Jan 2009 at 1:08 pm

    that is suck a cool mug. and the sock yarn is so pretty!! i can’t wait to see how they knit up.

  4. Katie Jon 29 Jan 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Oh, I love that mug!

  5. Shannahon 31 Jan 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I’m so glad you like it! Knit for me, since I can’t right now!

  6. Paulaon 03 Feb 2009 at 10:54 am

    Very nice. I love those mugs. The yarn is pretty