***scroll all the way down to meet "Patch", the newest member of the...uh...family??***
The local newspaper, The Recorder (or whatever they call themselves now - when I was in elementary school it was the Greenfield Recorder Gazette; sometimes I hate change), will publish an article on Kristin Nicholas and myself on Saturday. I can't wait to see it. Or maybe I can. It's always kind of scary and surreal to see one's self in print.
So, on Monday morning I ordered yarn to swatch for submissions to the next One-Skein book, and yesterday most of it arrived. I was awed. Boxes from The Loopy Ewe and Just Our Yarn (J.O.Y.!!) appeared in my mail as if by magic a mere two days after I ordered. I ordered Caravan from J.O.Y. It's wool and camel down, and very very yummy. If you remember, I first found them at TKGA in Manchester, NH where I bought my first cashmere. I've been petting it ever since. They don't call themselves J.O.Y. for nothing. Not only is it luscious yarn that begs to be knitted, but they balled it for me as well, saving me time at a time when I really really need time. Saved time, stored time, earned time, extra time. Time in a bottle, on a shelf, time, time time; I'll take more time anytime.
I somehow managed to score at the Loopy Ewe, big-time. Don't tell Mr. W. but this can't ALL be used for submitting to one book. Obviously there will have to be pleasure knitting involved here.
I got some Hand Maiden Casbah Sock and Mini Maiden along with an old favorite of mine Seacoast Panda. I can't wait to get swatching. You know what I just realized? I never wrote up the Panda Assauteage socks I knitted on vacation. I am so lazy sometimes. Sheesh.
Anyway - looking forward to getting my paws into these yarns, and annoyed that I can't swatch all of them at once. Or...wait...can I? Four at a time swatches!! NEW BOOK!!
All that remains outstanding is the Sterling I ordered. Silver in yarn. I've wanted to try it for a long time and now seemed the appropriate moment to give it a whirl. Five yarns to choose from, and only one design to make. Or maybe two. Or five...
New news...meet Patch the Hatchback, his owner Girl, and one slightly befuddled salesman named Micheal. There are no winners, no losers, only drivers.