Saturday, August 7, 2010

Poppies will make them sleep

This post features the Woolgirl's Oz Poppy Fields Kit. If you don't want to be spoiled, look away, and come back after you've received your kit. In the meantime, I'll distract you with my dog Emma.

I have a drain pipe in my yard that is surrounded with rocks. There is a chipmunk living in the rocks and she was on a mission to try and catch it today.
She could smell it and hear it in there and it was driving her crazy! She went round and round trying to catch it for 4 hours this afternoon! Persistent and tenacious definitely describes her :-)
So. Here is the Poppy Fields kit. I have to admit it's one of my favorites from the Wizard of Oz series. I prefer the kits that have more knitting related goodies as opposed to mostly swag/bling. There is a box bag by Zigzag stitches which I absolutely love! A stitch marker by WeeOnes, which I now realize I forgot to take a picture of, a pattern by Sexy Knitter which is very clever, a poppy hair clip, and.......
the yarn is by Miss Babs! in sport weight. I was surprised it was so orange! When I say it's ORANGE, I mean it's like Tang orange, or maybe Hunter Orange would be a better description. When I think of poppies, I think of the red poppies that the Veterans give out for Veteran's day. So, yeah, the orange surprised me.
The other cool thing in the kit is a little clutch by Sew-fantastic with a notepad in it and a spot to hold a pen as well as a pocket. This will be great for keeping my lists that I need to carry around with me. It's big enough to be useful, yet small enough that it will fit in my purse.
The shipping for this kit took longer than usual. Miss Babs had smoke damage in their studio and had to dispose of inventory and start anew with new supplies. It's really kind of heart-breaking when you think of somebody having to dispose of their hard work, let alone yarn. You can read about their experience here if you're interested. The good news was that nobody was hurt!

Did you get this kit too? Are you going to make the pattern that came with it or make something else with the yarn?

1 comment:

  1. That is a gorgeous colorway. Cute kit too! That's one tenacious dog!

    Bummer about Miss Babs stock too! Glad the place didn't burn down though.