This yarn is wild
Thursday August 24th 2023, 9:50 pm
Filed under: Friends,LYS

And so the answer is I did both. I ordered the yarn that I knew would be exactly the right color at the right weight that I was going to have to wait for, and I drove to South San Francisco to see what Kathryn had. But mostly because I wanted to know how their trip had gone and whether they were moving.

They didn’t quite have the blue I wanted there, so, no jump-starting. They did however have a single skein of my favorite hat yarn in Jupiter with no pink overtones, exactly what I’d looked for the previous time. This one was perfect.

She was at an appointment so it was her husband that I got to talk to. Yes, they’d been considering that place and that move but it turned out that in person the lot was wetlands, so, no on that one. Yes, they are planning on moving to that area in retirement–but now, not at the moment. So my favorite yarn store continues on.

Then the mail came. With the probably once in a lifetime fox yarn. (Oh well, there *was* a sale.) They sent it pre-wound; I imagine that shipping the extra size and weight of the cone from Ukraine made it cost effective to add that labor to the sale. I do not mind one little bit.

The verdict: it is nice yarn, it is soft, it’s fairly easily breakable but not more fragile than you’d expect at that micron count–and if you breathe deep into it there’s this, this, this… I would never have been able to place the scent of it. It’s faint but it’s there. I like it.

I would describe it as equivalent to a nice cashmere.

It came in 13 days, and from Ukraine in the middle of the war that’s lightning fast.

If I knit it and wore it in the yard would it keep the raccoons and skunks away from my fruit trees?

(Edit: not skunks, they don’t climb, possums sure do, though.)


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Could you make some swatches, rectangles or d red ben strips?, and yarn bomb your fruit tree trunks?
Maybe it would indeed deter various critters, for a while.

Amazing it arrived so fast!

You may have had other plans for the fox yarn.
Hold it with another yarn for a shawl?
I’m curious!

Comment by Lisa RR 08.25.23 @ 4:04 am

“Both” was a good answer! And I’m glad they’re staying by you, for now.

That fox yarn is fascinating! I may have to get me some of that.

Comment by ccr in MA 08.25.23 @ 6:40 am

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