Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Handmaiden's Christmas Tale

Santa was clearly not paying attention to the gloomy economy prognostications when he visited chez fleegle this year.

Having fallen in love with Susan Pandorf's magnificent designs, Roy took it upon himself to order the yarn required to complete three of her shawls. And then he added some more stuff for emergencies because he's a prince, **supreme panjandrum** of a husband.

Handmaiden Seasilk in Mermaid, for the Iris Scarf:


Handmaiden Seasilk in Poinsettia, for the Poinsettia scarf:


Handmaiden Seasilk in Pale Autumn, for the Zinnia scarf:


And a few non-assigned skeins of Seasilk.

Pumpkin:



Blackberry:


Fleur:

Renaissance:


Some Jojoland Melody for lace:





An exquisite skein of Art Yarns Beaded Silk Rhapsody:


And, just in case I get overwhelmed with complex lace beading, a simple shawl kit from Colinette:



And finally, to keep me warm while I am playing with all this lovely stash, a cashmere bathrobe:


Harry watched the unwrapping process with a furtive, avaricious look in his eyes. He became profoundly depressed when he saw that, along with the stash enhancement, came some first-class SWAT-designed stash protection. Sitting proudly atop the chain-locked, police-taped plastic box, is a spray can of BUG REPELLENT! Merry Christmas, Harry!


I hope you all enjoyed your holiday as much as I did!

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

What cool cool stash. It looks like you had a great Christmas. Was it because you were naughty or nice this year?

I am glad that you have thwarted Harry. From what I read he needs to be kept in check.

Does your husband hire out? I could use one such as he.

fleegle said...

He does hire out as a Gift Yarn consultant. If your spouse doesn't know what to buy you, Roy would be happy to assist. Just hand over your credit card, sit back, and relax.

Of course I was nice. I am always nice. Well, mostly always. Occasionally?

Janice in GA said...

Duuuuuude.... you made out like a bandit! Tell Roy I think he's a paragon among men.

Cashmere bathrobe..../boggles/

Laritza said...

You certainly scored high! Love the beaded silk! I did well too but not in the yarn department, that one I take care of myself. Merry Xmas to you!

Dave said...

Wow, you're drowning in Sea Silk -- what a fantastic way to go!! :-)

Looks like a most excellent Christmas haul -- good on ya; you deserve it.

Rosemary said...

OOOOOoooooohhhhhh..... Cashmere robe? I can only imagine..... Ahhhhhh.....

Your guy is so nice to you! You must be pretty nice to him, too!

I can't wait to see your progress-reports concerning all of those lovely skeins of yarn. Especially the one with the beads. It's lovely.

Cheers!
Rosemary

Kitty Kitty said...

What an amazing stash enhancement!!! Such good loot from your husband.

Looks like you had an amazing day.

Merry Christmas

GailR said...

Lovely yarn for fantastic patterns and a super yummy robe as well.

Enjoy all!

Poor Harry - well if he needs a new home, I have a possibility for him - if he can fight off my cat. ; )

Suzann said...

Beautiful presents. They will be even more beautiful when you magic them up.
Merry Christmas

Jane said...

Wow! Nice haul!Your foray into beads is spectacular and Roy outdid himself yet again. You deserve all those goodies. Happy holidays :-)

Kay said...

Wow! Now Roy really knows how to play Santa! Of course, you know I drooled all over the monitor when I saw the pumpkin Sea Silk! Must got find some.

Sarah said...

Does Roy have a twin brother, cousin, uncle, something??? I cannot believe a man picked out such goodies! Based on the men I know, I would have gotten, well, nevermind that:) Congrats on having a great, thoughtful husband, and enough yarn to last you through a few months of shawls! Love the police tape!

Denise~ said...

OHMYGOODNESS!!!!

That's a very very cool man you got! Weren't you just blown away?? Heck I am just scrolling the monitor!

How's he going to top it next year?

Kelli said...

Yay for yummy yarn and lovely patterns. :) Also, very nice Harry prevention. :)

Veronica said...

What wonderful gifts! But that last photo was the best :)

Merry Christmas!

kv said...

oh, my god. what a haul. i hate to be jealous, but.....i'm turning a most repulsive shade of green.......

Batty said...

OK, OK, I'm fine... just fainted a bit, that's all. Wow. All that lovely yarn! No wonder you have to lock it away, both from the bugs and from long-fingered knitters. You really hit the jackpot.

Happy Holidays to you, and enjoy your new stashlet!

Kenny said...

Can I borrow your husband for my birthday????? How awesome. Was there a sale somewhere or something that you're not telling us??????

StashDiva said...

A lot of wonderful gifts but I think that the most wonderful thing of all must be to share a life with such a thoughtful and caring husband!

Soo said...

Holy beautiful stash Fleegle! That is a truly swoon-worthy collection. I'm still catching my breath!!!

And that Niebling from a few posts ago is definitely on my list of must do projects now. Off to find the pattern.

Belated Merry Christmas!

Monika said...

As usual first I look at pictures, and thought you are going to sell your stash or something. Wow-that's a yarn addict's dream come true! Of course you were nice, no question about that. You've got a wonderful husband! Enjoy! ;o)

Opal said...

the decadence! it melts me! oh sorry. did i get goo on your robe? maybe i should go wash it. i'll bring it back. ;-)

LittleBerry said...

lovely stash enhancement ....

was lol when I saw the stash box....

Best Wishes for 2009!

BadCatDesigns said...

Wow! That is one fine man...and some yummy yarn. Enjoy!

Carol said...

The husband bought emergency yarn??!!!???!?!?!? Can you get him to call MY husband and talk to him?

Susan Pandorf said...

OMG! Wanna trade hubbies?

Actually, it sounds like we BOTH have keepers.

Check the blog today. I have been playing with my skein of beaded silk rhapsody...

And yesterday, Iris Scheier (yes, THE Iris Scheier of ArtYarns) contacted me to express interest in my patterns.

Happy New year, indeed!

Thanks so much for knitting Sunflower!

Elizabeth Urso said...

The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated. Keep it up!