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Small World with Awesome Yarn

It is a HUGE world but it is also a SMALL world. As a blogger I get to connect with people all over the world, and it is kind of magical!

Early in July, my dear friend of many years, Michele, went to Ireland and Iceland for her honeymoon. She is a world traveler and these were two places on her list she had not visited yet – funny the names of both countries began with the letter “I” (and it would have been awesome if she had also visited India, Israel, Italy, the Ivory Coast and Indonesia too on the same trip if she was keeping with the letter “I” as her theme for travel)!

Since she was going to tour Ireland including a stop in Dublin, I connected her with my blogging buddy and they were able to connect and hang out together during Michele’s visit. How cool is that? 

Well a surprise came for me in the mail today – a box from Michele.

Inside the box was a lovely bag:


Peeking inside the bag I spotted some yarn:


Not just yarn,  but beautiful yarn – from Ireland and Iceland!!!!


Now I get to knit something with yarn from Ireland and from Iceland (the yarns are different textures/weights so I will likely use them on separate projects)  – what an awesome surprise!

“(Knitting,) it is pure potential. Every ball or skein of yarn holds something inside it, and the great mystery of what that might be can be almost spiritual”
― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter


Of course now is expecting me to visit since I sent my friend to meet her first, ha! Plus someday I need to see where my tierneycreates Beastie was born (and Terry the Quilting Husband’s grandparents are all from Ireland so he might want to see his ancestral home someday…) and meet her maker!

But then I would be obligated to visit ALL the countries in which my blogging buddies live, just to be polite 🙂

30 thoughts on “Small World with Awesome Yarn”

  1. I have baskets and bowls of yearn, I have a small cubbyhole wall of yarn. I have a 3 drawer roll away with yarn. I sometimes knit..I sometimes embellishnon quilts…..but they always look neat and colorful!

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    1. Wow you have enough for many knitted sweaters and other projects! I would love to knit a sweater someday that is on my dream knitting project list. Embellish quilts with yarn – sounds awesome! Thanks for your comments 🙂


  2. I never learned to knit, so I stand in awe of people like you who do it. Enjoy those treasures from Ireland and Iceland. And I do hope you get to visit (especially) Ireland to meet tierneycreates Beastie’s maker!

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  3. How wonderful you were able to not only get some lovely yarn, but also connect up with Helen in a round-about way. And I like your excuse for travelling around all the different countries!

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  4. What a treat to make that cross-Atlantic Beastie connection! And the Irish and Icelandic yarns your friend brought back are such a special treat – they are great knitter’s destinations, and the skeins look beautiful. Looking forward to reading about what these wonderful skeins might become. 🙂

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  5. What a special gift. Looking forward to seeing what you create with those most beautiful yarns. (I have just discovered the joy of knitting socks and was so proud of myself when I turned my first heel!)
    I agree, the connections one makes across the oceans through blogging is magical.

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    1. Knitting socks! That is a total dream of mine someday but my knitting skills are not there yet! I do think the Icelandic yarn is sock weight and would make nice socks. Congrats on turning your first heel!


  6. I have a bunch of fabric. About a good amount of yards of denim. Because you can never have enough denim.


  7. Wow, what a wonderful surprise. The yarn looks yummy. When I was in Scotland I bought some yarn, it was so soft that I had to take some home with me. It is almost time to whip out those knitting needles.

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  8. Eeeek! It’s really been too long since I stopped by to say hello… And here you are saying all kinds of nice things about me! It was incredibly lovely to meet your friends on their visit, and I’m so happy you like the yarn! You’ll have to share pictures of what it grows up to be. And of course, Beastie Tours Inc is ready to welcome you, TTQH and tierneycreates Beastie when (not if 😉) you venture over this way!


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