Sock Cousteau at the helm
Thursday August 11th 2011, 11:13 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,LYS

I don’t know whom to thank, so thank you to all of you out there.

I was at Purlescence tonight when Nathania got that sneaky grin thing happening again: she was clearly very very pleased at what was just about to happen and at the fact that I had no idea. And then she got to watch my face go: But, but—!

Totally nonpsychodegradeable. Wow.

Now, I just looked back through my posts–when I talked about that shawlette start that needed to be frogged? The one that the color had been so perfect, but the texture, not so much? That got me to grab the Whales Road Malabrigo for the softness? (That project’s now at the stage where I could either cast off the very next thing or maybe continue for one more repeat.)

Somebody… Nathania said, “I know nothing. I don’t know who, I don’t know how, I don’t know when it was put in this basket to wait for you.” (I would not be surprised if the other owners of Purlescence conspired to keep it that way till after she’d given it to me.)

But my name was written on a skein of Madeleine Tosh fingering weight she was lifting out of that basket to hand to me.

The same weight as the sock yarn I’d deemed too strong a twist, designed to withstand sockitude, not quiet shawlitude.

So soft.

The very same color.

I never blogged the color that was so perfect but that the yarn just hadn’t worked for what I’d wanted. But someone nailed it.

I’ve never in my life bought a skein of Madeline Tosh; I’ve picked up many of them, petted them, then put them regretfully back, thinking, next time maybe.

And now I have some MadTosh softness at last.  I love that their website has a little image of a bird up by their URL. I love the Cousteau name for the color. I love the yarn. I love the thoughtfulness and the generosity and the challenge to try to live up to that. Thank you whoever you are, thank you all of you, thank you Universe and thank you Purlescence for enabling the culprit, and with so much happiness.


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I can’t believe I missed that! What a lovely thing to do and I can’t imagine a more deserving (or appreciative) recipient. 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 08.12.11 @ 5:38 am

As much goodness as you throw out there, surely you can’t be surprised when it comes back to you?? (And congrats. That’s stunning yarn.)

Comment by Channon 08.12.11 @ 6:49 am

Oooooh! Gorgeous color! And what a great, fun surprise. Your friends know you more than you know. I suspect you will fly through the project with Cousteau. Or swim?

Comment by DebbieR 08.12.11 @ 8:36 am

It’s such a kick when someone has a nice surprise, and they have that pixie-ish grin on their face!

Comment by Don Meyer 08.12.11 @ 8:57 am

I concurdle with Channon! Yarn goodness is coming back (but I bet you are only a weigh station for yarn, a temporary stop before it is transmogrified. And rehomed.)


Comment by LynnM 08.12.11 @ 1:03 pm

Very cool! It sounds like exactly the right thing, and the right moment. Perfect 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 08.12.11 @ 1:16 pm

Sigh…I too have often petted the Madeline Tosh, but never had any come to live me. Perhaps now, I can come pet yours, too?

Comment by Ruth 08.12.11 @ 3:33 pm

Another thing I like about Madeline Tosh is the way they show their colors. Instead of a booklet with just a few strands of yarn, my lys has twisted, braidy sections so that a person can get a good look at it.

Go Nathania! And go whoever contributed that beautiful yarn.

Comment by RobinM 08.12.11 @ 3:47 pm

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