Greetings from Paris.....

Recently my mom took a trip with my younger brother and his wife to France....(lucky right?) Anyway, they had a blast and thanks to the internet, wifi, and tiny devices capable of keeping everyone in touch at all times of day I was able to email mom and ask ' fine me something fabulous in Paris, something that when you look at it makes you think of me immediately!' Mom and Marg were totally up to the task and the package arrived about 2 weeks ago.

Well when Mom and Marg were out shopping they found it and said 'that's it! that's perfect for Carmel'

Of course it was yarn, but it's so much more than yarn. It's amazing! It's super-bulky, could easily be mistaken for roving (it's not) and calls for size 35 needles! I'm scrambling to find mine. That's not all that was contained in the box, there was a pattern book (all in french which I can't speak let alone read) it has beautiful pictures! A pair of hilarious socks that I can't wait to wear and little labels that I can sew in to my knit items......
The yarn is amazing and I'm trying to figure out what to make with the 2 skeins I have of it right now...A cowl of course is obvious because well there's only 84 yards, it's soft and squishy so it'll be perfect against your neck, and it's a beautiful chocolate brown color!!
so as I point of reference I placed the hand wound ball next to my coffee cup.....it's a pretty big cup so you can imagine how big the yarn is....

Goodies....Gabby is currently looking at pictures in the knitting book so I couldn't get a photo of it...

another shot of goodies...doens't the yarn look nice?

Well I'm off to see if I have the right size needles I think the closest I'll get is a pair of 17's but that should do the job!
Happy Saturday

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