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Thursday May 27th 2010, 11:29 pm
Filed under: Knit,LYS

The peregrine fledge watch officially ends tomorrow and there’s a touch of empty nest syndrome already.

Meantime, at Green Planet Yarns, I found more of the Joseph Galler baby alpaca that I didn’t buy at Imagiknit and had regretted ever since: undyed brown plied around white, the colors of a young peregrine’s chest till their adult feathers grow in. (This is for their safety; it keeps strange adults from thinking they’re looking to take their territory while they meander around exploring their new world.)  This time I bought a skein.

When I saw it across the room last month, I almost didn’t bother to check it out: oh, yeah, that brand, they’re old-school alpaca, sharp guard hairs ruining the good stuff mixed in.

Yeah well. Shows you how long it had been since I’d seen or felt any.  What Peruvian Tweed is now is what I’d always wanted it to be, something you can put up against your face and still think it soft. (Note that I did that to pick out the softest skein, though, and there was a slight variance. Worth checking out in person if you can.)

I think I know what it wants to be–I had plans, all this time I wished I’d bought it earlier. But once I actually sat down with it, they just weren’t quite it.  I think I’ll have to give it a night’s rest and see what my brain comes up with by morning.

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Enjoy your new yarn. It sounds exciting!

Comment by Joansie 05.28.10 @ 5:17 am

Oooh! The yarn sounds lovely, and I know you’ll miss checking on those birdies…

Comment by Channon 05.28.10 @ 6:19 am

Crias and eyases: careful what you put up against your face ;-}

Bet your brain has come up with something clever.

Comment by LynnM 05.28.10 @ 7:27 am

I find that if I don’t buy with something specific in mind, I have to let a yarn sit until I find the perfect pattern for it. It’s always worked so far.

Comment by Lanafactrix 05.28.10 @ 8:55 am

So, the bird watching comes to an end. Guess I’ll just have to watch my own gang. I think Pepper is going into egg-laying mode. She hides herself away during the day, and will have nothing to do with me.

YOU have to think what you want to do with the new yarn? I thought the yarn did all the thinking.

Fun –

Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes for cake and ice cream to reach your hips.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.28.10 @ 9:21 am

Picture! I want pictures of the new yarn.

Oh you are so going to be miss the baby birds. Thankfully, there will be new ones next year, right?

My yarn tells me what it wants to be all the time. Really annoying when I have other plans for it. g

Comment by gMarie 05.28.10 @ 4:08 pm

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