Saturday November 13th 2010, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knit,To dye for


Boy, that was quick. The folks at Cottage Craft had me wait a bit while they dyed more, not having enough in the same lot, and then threw in an extra 20g as a thank you for my patience. I was surprised and very very delighted. I’d bought enough for one of my shawls (a few more skeins than shown) and now I have a little extra breathing room just in case.

Is it as soft as the stuff Rachel spun up for me? No, but hers was 100% qiviut from the raw fiber, painstakingly dehaired by hand. This is half merino.  Still. This is well carded, well spun, a fragile, fine fiber made as sturdy as one could ask it to be, and I wish I could reach out a skein to everybody through the screen and go oooh, feel this!

I do still have to go finish that baby alpaca project first, and it’s in laceweight so it’ll take me a good week or so.

Meantime, my friend Krys did a grocery run for us tonight.  We are quite grateful; Richard seems to be coming down with my germs.

p.s. and Karen? If you think you recognize that background, you do: that’s the dogwood quilt you helped tie for me around the time of our high school graduation.  Dogwood trees are rare out here but prized because, though the trees grow slowly, their blossoms last a very long time. The pink ones are, as they have always been, my favorite.

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Sigh…I wish I could pet your new yarn, even if it is ONLY half Quivet!

Comment by Ruth 11.13.10 @ 9:18 pm

love the color!!

Comment by Bev 11.14.10 @ 9:25 am

Oooooh, softness.

I will say, having grown up in north Idaho, I will never get over the novelty of dogwoods. They grew where I went to college, and I was always wandering around the campus ooohing and ahhing while my friends thought I was crazy.

Comment by Lanafactrix 11.14.10 @ 3:43 pm

I love pink dogwoods too, but we only have the traditional, white, wild ones on our property.

Comment by Channon 11.15.10 @ 8:27 am

I’m now hearing Carlye Simon singing!

Comment by Bev 11.15.10 @ 8:29 am

I tried petting the photo. It didn’t work, but I’m not sorry I tried :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.15.10 @ 7:37 pm

That yarn is tantalizing.

And I’ve been away, so sorry to be tardy in wishing you well. I’ll have to catch up reading the back story…

Comment by twinsetellen 11.15.10 @ 9:01 pm

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