Exult in this wonderous new yarn, dear reader!!
-We interrupt this post to bring you a Request of the Reader-
No really, you must, please extoll the many virtues of the yarn - because it seems my poor Shweetie has been all yarned out! When I returned home today and presented my wonderous skeins with glee - to be praised and admired for their colour, twist and goodness.... He wasn't interested. Sir Shweetie said he has seen too much now and has been "yarned out" and now they all look the same!! Oh noes!! So until he has 'un-yarned' enough to appreciate my yarns again I must ask you, gentle reader, to declare your thoughts of these wonderful yarns after you've read the post! Do please, I implore you! I am in LUFF with these wee skeins, but it is so much more fun to share the delight!!
-Now resuming regular blog post-
What a glorious day!! Today my lovely Mum and I ventured out for a morning (and some of the afternoon actually..) of yarn fumes, fabric and fibrey delights!
We visited two yarn stores in our town - one an old favourite, the other a brand newie neither of us had been to before - and had a rejuvenating cuppa in between. Of course we spent all of this time, including the drive there and back, talking in depth since we live so far apart a lot of the time and relish every opportunity for Mother-Daughter times!
After my last visit to the sumptuous Calico & Ivy I've been hankering for some Colinette Jitterbug action. At the time I was a very well behaved stash-diver and didn't succumb to any of this delectable jewel toned sock yarn, but this time I went there with the MISSION to take some home with me!!
(I have a specific plan for this yarn - but more on that in a later post)
My lovely Mama is the most generous person I know - which is a big call given the amazing generosity of those around me! - and she was determined to give me (another!) Birthday gift, this one a little belated, yarny and SO WONDERFUL!!
I had significant trouble deciding which three skeins would do the trick...
...but ended up with the three I had originally plucked from the shelf (isn't it always best to listen to instinct?!); Vincent's Apron, Vatican Pie and Velvet Bilberry.
Don't you love those names? They even make a story - you borrow Vincent's Apron to make Vatican Pie from the delicious Velvet Bilberry harvest.
When we continued on to the next yarn store Mum found the perfect yarn to make her next jumper!
It's such a luscious tweed from Jo Sharp and the wonderful mixed purples are just the ticket for Mum's cardi! We were both so excited at the prospect of the new project - the first cardigan Mum has knit for a while, so it's very thrilling to begin! Mum has such wonderful tension and an amazing eye for art so I know her cardi will come up a treat! :D We both gushed to each other on how delighted we both are to have a mother/daughter who can share the joys of creating!