A Thank You Note

Dearest Santa Claus,

I wanted to send you this little thank you note for the lovely gifts you left in my stocking this Christmas.

I can see that you got my letter because of the lovely, fibery goodness that I found hanging over the fireplace yesterday morning.

Rowan Creative Focus Worsted with it’s 75%/25% wool/alpaca blend in such a luscious purple caught my eye at once.

Followed by another in teal…. swoon.

I must say, Santa Darling, that your color selection is impeccable. The glorious reds of the Chocolate Cherries colorway are to die for. And to choose a hand dyed DK weight yarn shows that you really do know me pretty well. I have never knit any Baah! Sonoma, and I am so excited to cast this on my needles.

All that yarn, plus the antique darning egg and mushroom? You really went the extra mile, Santa, and I must say that I am impressed.

Thank you so, so, so much.

woolandchocolate

PS – did you notice my new stocking? I finished it just in time for Christmas. 🙂

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Dear Santa (Christmas Countdown Day 2)

Dear Santa,

How are you doing? I am fine. How is Mrs. Claus?

I wonder if you have heard that I am a knitter now? I thought I would let you know because choosing a gift for a knitter is so simple, and I thought it would make your job easier. But just in case you don’t know what to get for a knitter, I will help you out.

1. Yarn

That’s it.

Maybe you don’t know how to pick out yarn and that is why I haven’t ever gotten yarn from you. Ever. I can help you with that with a few simple guidelines.

Rule 1 – All yarn is good yarn. This is true if you are shopping at any yarn store or at EatSleepKnit.com. Craft stores do not sell yarn, they sell extruded plastic made to look like yarn. Do not be fooled. If it is sold by the pound, it is not yarn.

Rule 2 – Sweater quantities of yarn, while very nice, are not necessary. A single skein of sock yarn (aka fingering) will make a pair of socks. Don’t worry about quantity, any amount will do.

Rule 3 – All colors are good. While I lean heavily towards purples, pinks, and reds, I also happen to think that brown, orange, green, yellow, grey, black, and blue are lovely as well.

I hope that helps. Give my regards to Mrs. Claus.

Shelly