Wednesday, October 21, 2015

unspeakable softness

This yarn! This. Yarn.

I got a package on my birthday from my cousin, Natalie, and this yarn was inside. Two hanks of the same yarn, named differently because the Chateau line is dyed, the Chalet line is natural. I have "denim" and "chestnut."

It is technically a bulky weight yarn but because of its chainette construction, it compresses to nothing when I pinch it between my gleeful little fingers. It is the cotton candy of the yarn world. The Bandana Cowl by Purl Bee is the project I have picked for it but I need to locate the right needle and that won't be happening in Farmville. Our next big city trip is Oct 26 so until then I will just dream about this cowl and THIS. YARN.

Julian found this book by Brent and Becky Heath of Brent & Becky's Bulbs. We paid $2 at the Goodwill for it. It has completely captivated my imagination. It is as if I were eight years old again, sitting here with the old Sears catalog making out my list for Christmas. And learning. I am learning so much! Who knew there was so much to know about daffodils?

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  1. Enjoy THAT yarn! Looks yummy!

  2. Gorgeous yarns and what a sweet cousin.

  3. Oh yes! I think a week spent stroking that yarn will be a week well spent! ~Tania, HedgerowHarvest~

  4. Love love a good mail day and it looks as if you had one. The Bandana cowl is a prefect knit for that beautiful yarn.

  5. That yarn!! Love the colors and look forward to seeing that new cowl unfold once you get your hands on the right needles. :) Great find at the GW! We stopped there today and came home with a movie for the kids, a new alarm clock for my 17 year old, and two small pyrex bowls. Can't resist the pyrex. :)

  6. gorgeous yarn and what a nice cousin!!! I bet you will be in heaven when you cast on :)