I received a whole bunch of packages today! I was so excited I could hardly wait to get in the house and open it all as opposed to how excited I get when the bills for packages arrive. LOL!This is a free pattern for a lacy shawl that was on the back of the Jimmy Bean's Wool package. It is a knitted silk shawl with beads. If anyone is interested I will mail it to you. It's not something I'm interested in making or that I would wear. I'll hold onto it for a week so let me know a.s.a.p.
I put a thimble so you can see the size of these skeins also. They are bigger than Bon Bons but smaller than a regular skein. This is a handknit cotton yarn.
Fabulous Yarn came in first for speed, selection and customer service, Jimmy Bean's Wool had less of a selection and emailed me that they were waiting for THEIR order to come in for the yarns but when I ordered, it stated they had the yarn in stock. In their defense, they apologized and not only gave me free shipping but also a discount for my trouble. As you can see, Lion Brand, Webs and Jimmy Beans all came today. They were all ordered at the same time except for Jimmy Beans which was ordered several days before any of the others. Webs was the only one that had all the Rowan colors I wanted. They have a great selection and in reality, I will probably use all of them again depending on what I'm looking for. I think they are all great yarn suppliers and they all have great customer service and speed sometimes depends on your location in relation to them.
I also got some stitch markers and used them while I was knitting today. I could not stay away from my dishcloths/towel knitting today. When it goes smoothly I adore knitting....I guess I feel that way about a lot of things! LOL!