Sunday, December 19, 2004

Nummy yarn


I admit it - show me a pretty yarn, and I go running off after it instead of sticking loyally to my current project. I'm a yarn strumpet.....

There I was, working quietly away on Richard's cushion cover - I've decided to do the alien face on both sides, as stocking stitch stripes are sooooo boring - when my latest eBay purchase arrived. To quote the seller's blurb, it was '... 2 skeins of bulky hand-spun, hand-dyed English wool (a blend of several breeds) of 56s quality - not quite as fine as merino but soft enough to wear next to the skin. The wool was space-dyed for depth of colour, and has been washed to set the twist. There is a total of around 120 yards, approx. 4oz, in shades of orange, russet, lemon, lime and royal blue, with accents of purple.'

I ask you, who could resist? It just snuggled up to me and looked hopeful, and I was lost. By the end of the evening, it was a mitten-and-a-half.

In my defence, I wish to point out that I was firm with myself today, and carried on with the cushion cover. But the mittens are calling.......